Jerseyville Public Library

Summer Reading Club for Grown Ups

Theme: It's Showtime @ Your Library!

Welcome to Summer 2019 @ Your Library.  You may choose to participate at whatever level you wish.  You can do every activity and attend every program or read a little and only attend one program.  Whatever you choose or have time for, we hope you have fun!

If you wish to compete for prizes, points are as follow:

           Reading (per book) = 3 tickets (print book, audio or digital)

           Programs = 2 tickets per program

           Activities = value as assigned

If you choose, you can log your reading, program attendance, and activities on Beanstack.  Then you don't need to fill out your paper.

Turn in your paper log or complete your logging on Beanstack no later than Tuesday, July 23rd at noon so staff may tally.  We use the basket style raffle to award prizes.  There will be the opportunity to compete for prizes even if you cannot attend the Prize Party.  Our top prize will be Jersey County Business Association certificates good at many stores and restaurants in Jersey County.

Visit the Storywalk in June & July --get 3 tickets for each code.
Read & comment on FB the June & July Facebook Bookclub selections--get 3 tickets for each book + 3 tickets for each post.
Cheer on the Library at the Jersey County Fair Parade--1 ticket.
Adopt-a-shelf in the kids' room for the summer--get 5 tickets.
Answer the weekly "Book to Movie" and "Name That Tune" question--get 1 ticket for each correct answer, up to 6 for each game.
Attend Murder at the BBQ Murder Mystery on July 1 @ 7 p.m. -- get 3 tickets.

Program Details

JUNE 18 @ 10:00 a.m.  

Crafts with Chris Photo Book Cover Craft

Bring a 4 x 6 or 5 x 7 photo., library will supply other materials, $2.00 charge.  Registration required, limit 30.


JUNE 25 @ 7:00 p.m. 

Ukulele Summer Jam Session

Come to listen, come to play, but for sure come for this fun, summer concert.  Lead by Beth Smilack.  Refreshments served.


JUNE 27 @ 7:00 p.m. 

Chris Egelston’s Magicomedy Show


Back by popular demand, this show has “amazing magic and unbelievable mindreading presented with humor and fun-filled audience participation!”

JULY 2 @ 1:00 p.m. 

Movie Time  The Public 


The Public, starring Emilio Estevez,  Alec Baldwin, Gabrielle Union, and Christian Slater, is the story of a group of homeless people in Cincinnati who take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.  Popcorn served, bring your own drink.


JULY 9 @ 1:00 p.m. 

Paper Embroidery Bookmark with Maleri 

Library will supply all materials needed including plastic sleeve & tassel, $3.00.  Registration required, limit 20.

JULY 11 @ 9:00 p.m. 

Ghost Hunting with Matt Eschbach and Roger Scheffel

For years patrons have claimed the Library was haunted so now we’re going to “Check It Out!”

Registration required, limit of 30.  Registration for club members only through June 28, then open to general public.


JULY 16 @ 1:00 p.m. 

Movie Time Breakthrough 

Starring Chrissy Metz, this is based on the inspirational true story of one mother's unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds.  Based on a true story that took place in Missouri--read the book by Joyce Smith & watch the movie.  Popcorn served, bring your own drink.      


JULY 18 @ 1:00 p.m. 

Family Feud. 

Play the popular TV game Family Feud. 

Of course there will be prizes and will Steve Harvey be your host???

JULY 23 Prize Party & Concert!!

Prize Party @ 6:00 p.m.; Concert @ 7:00 p.m. with local group Just Wingin’ It (Chance Trisler, Cade Kitzmiller, Charlie Simcox) playing classic rock and country from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s.