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Summer Reading Club for Grown Ups

Theme: Reading By Design!

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Activity Details

Book Tasting, Wednesday, July 5 @ 7 p.m. - Come and sample 6 genres of literature.  Read 10 minutes at a table.  Check out your favorites, and, of course, have a snack!

Coffee & Coloring, Mondays, July 10, 17, & 24 @ 9 a.m. - Enjoy grown-up coloring pages and/or Zantangle (an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns), coffee/refreshments, and good conversation.

Field Trip, Friday, July 7 @ 8:30 a.m. - Party Bus leaves JPL for the Russell and Ruth Goetz Kraus House (Frank Lloyd Wright) in Kirkwood, MO at 8:30 a.m.  The Library is covering the cost of the bus, you will pay $10 in advance for the tour.  Lunch is also on you.  Following lunch, there may be extra time to browse the Kirkwood shops.  We will be leaving Kirkwood at 2 p.m.  Limited to the first 22 to register.

Book Craft, Wednesday, July 12 @ 7 p.m. - Jenna Nurnberger Dauer will teach you the book art craft of cutting a book to spell READ.  The Library will supply your book and pattern; please bring scissors and a ruler.  Note:  A T-Square ruler works best (12 inches), but isn't necessary.

1 Million Pillowcase Challenge, Friday, July 14 @ 10 a.m. - Bring 3 coordinating fabrics: 1 - 27", 1 - 9", and 1 - 2".  The Library will supply everything else you need to make an easy tube pillow to donate to the Angel Tree.

Home De′cor Tips, Wednesday, July 19 @ 7 p.m. - Sandy Meyer, Sandy Staging & Design, will give you ideas and tips on how to give your home a facelift.  You'll have a chance to win an attendance prize made by Sandy.

Scrabble Coaster/Book Spine Poetry, Friday, July 21 @ 10 a.m. -
Using cork and Scrabble tiles, we will make coasters.  While coasters are drying, we will have a book spine poetry contest.  The Library will supply what you need; cost is $5.00.

Book Club, Wednesday, July 26 @ 7 p.m. - Read The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and play a designer matching game for a chance to win a prize.  Copies available/on display in fiction room and audio on Hoopla.

Prize Party, Friday, July 28 @ 7 p.m. - Meet at the Cheney Mansion (601 N. State St.) to test your knowledge of home architectural styles.  We'll have a scavenger hunt looking for 8 different homes in Jerseyville that fit a specific style.  For refreshments, we are having a cupcake design contest.  Bring 1-dozen cupcakes and we'll vote for the best design and the best tasting!  Both winners will receive $50 JCBA Bucks.  Bring your Reading and Activity Logs to redeem for tickets to use for prize drawings.  Top Prize = $100 JCBA Bucks!!

Reading/Activity Challenge

Top Prize = $100 JCBA Bucks

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You can receive tickets for reading, attending programs and other activities.  At the Prize Party, you may choose which prizes you want to try to win in a raffle-style drawing.  For example, if you accumulate 48 tickets, you may use all to try to win one prize or you may divide them among all of the prizes.

Reading:  Record your reading (print, audio or digital) in your log. 

  • Books up to 250 pages or audio equivalent = 5 tickets
  • Books 250-500 pages = 10 tickets
  • Books 501 pages or more = 15 tickets
  • Magazines = 2 tickets
  • Books from the 22 Most Iconic Covers Display (2nd floor) = size + 5 extra tickets
  • One of the 3 children's books on the list if read to a child = 10 tickets
  • Book Club book of the month = 5 tickets + 5 extra tickets

Activities:  Receive 10 tickets for every Club activity you attend.  Those who attend the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge and make a pillowcase will receive a bonus of 10 tickets. 

Staff will total your points at the Party on July 28 after which you will "drop" you tickets for the prize(s) you want to try to win.

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