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Novel Destinations Adult Summer Reading Program

Calling Adult Readers!

Summer's here, and it's time to catch up on your reading! Grab a book, and join the Novel Destinations adult summer reading program at Memorial Hall Library.

To participate, read or listen to a book (yes, audio books count too!), and visit the library to complete an entry form for our grand prize drawing at the end of the summer! The more you read, the more chances you have to win!

Experience your own Novel Destinations through new books, authors, and genres! Share reading with your family through summer reading programs for all ages.

Novel Destinations Rules:

  • The Novel Destinations adult summer reading program begins June 20 and runs through August 19, 2011.
  • Participants must be 18 or older.
  • Read or listen to books over the summer. For each book, complete an entry slip at the library's Reference department.
  • Attend one or more of the Novel Destinations movies this summer (link to calendar - July 18, July 25, August 1, and August 8) to enter to win the movie prize. Receive one ticket per movie you attend.
  • Grand prize winners will be selected on August 22, 2011. Winners will be contacted by phone or email.
  • Have fun reading this summer!

Track Your Reading Online

Join Novel Destinations online to log your books and to submit online reviews. Click the "Adults 2011" tab, click the "Sign Me Up" button, and follow the directions to register. Print your logs, and bring them to the library so you'll remember all of your titles for the grand prize entry slips!

What Should I Read?

Anything you enjoy! Read a favorite author, or find some new favorites! If you're looking for great book ideas, visit our Reading Room for MHL staff picks, bestseller lists, book reviews, and more!

Novel Destinations Movie Nights

For each movie you attend, you'll get a bonus prize ticket. Enter to win all four of the movies shown this summer after we watch them (viewed one time each). These movies are for adult audiences.

Visit the library, or call 978-623-8401, x49 for the movie titles.

  • Monday, July 18, 7pm
    Watch George Clooney as a corporate downsizing expert who flies all over the world firing people. He learns that life isn't about the journey but the connections made along the way. Rated R [see Internet Movie Database description]
  • Monday, July 25, 7pm
    This Western drama features Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and John Brolin. U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn helps a young girl find the man who murdered her father. Rated PG-13 [see Internet Movie Database description]
  • Monday, August 1, 7pm
    A princess, played by Audrey Hepburn, is bored on her visit to Rome, so she slips away and pretends to be an "average Jane" until a reporter discovers her charade. Not Rated [see Internet Movie Database description]
  • Monday, August 8, 7pm
    A couple expecting their first child travels around the U.S. to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they reconnect with family and friends who help them discover the nature of home. Rated R [see Internet Movie Database description]

Sponsors

Grand prizes provided by:

Novel Destinations is sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Novel Destinations images are copyrighted. Contact the CSLP for more information.

Last updated: October 01, 2012
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