Adult Summer Reading Program


Back for the third year is our Adult Summer Reading Program! This year’s theme is “Build A Better World”.

Sign up at or at the Service Desk and receive a raffle booklet full of activities. For every five tickets completed you will get your choice of a book from our Book Nook, and for every ticket you complete, your name will be entered into a raffle that will be drawn at the end of the summer reading program. There will be three prize baskets to choose from: a Gardening Basket; a Handyman Basket; and a Go Green/Recycling Basket. Participants chosen will get their pick of basket based on the order in which they were drawn.

You do not need to be present to win; however, participants who are present at the time of drawing will get first pick of the baskets. All baskets will be on display at the library. The Adult Summer Reading Program will run from June 5 – August 4, 2017.



Gardening Basket: Friends and Family Membership to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, plus a complimentary public tour for up to 4 guests; round of golf for 4 @ Vail Golf Club; garden in a can; window garden tomato plant kit; Atlas gardening gloves; water bottle; natural hand soap; trowel; lunchbox; sunscreen; book: Indoor Gardening for Beginners


Handyman Basket: $50 to Vail Valley Ace Hardware; $25 to Green Elephant Juicery; tape measure; flashlight; water bottle; 8” level; 6-in-1 screwdriver; Krazy Glue; duct tape; small screwdriver set; picture hanging kit; lunchbox; sunscreen; book: 365 Days of Decluttering and Organizing Your Home


Go Green/Recycle Basket: 2 guided hikes with Walking Mountains Science Center; 1 month of fitness classes at VRD; stainless steel 1 gallon countertop compost bin; reusable bag; water bottle; natural hand soap; biodegradable cleaning towels; LED lightbulb; lunchbox; sunscreen; book: Compost City



Read A Book (5) – read any type of book.

Listen Up (5) – listen to either an audio book or music CD.

Go Digital (2) – use a digital resource at the library or at  Examples: Hoopla, Overdrive, Zinio, databases like Novelist.

Book Review (1) – write a book review on your favorite book. See the Service Desk for book review handouts.

Better You (1) – build a better you: read a book from the Nonfiction 158 section.

4th of July (1) – help the library with the 4th of July Book and Bake Sale! Please RSVP to Lori if you would like to help at this event.

Crossword (1) – solve a crossword puzzle. The library has several crossword puzzle books on the back tables.

Build A Skill (1) – read a book on a skill or craft. Hint: take a look in the Non-Fiction 600’s or 700’s sections.

Dance Class (1) – attend a Country & Western Dance class at Vail Public Library.  Mondays at 5:30pm June 5 – 26.

Random Act of Kindness (1) – build your personal sense of well-being by doing something nice for someone! Tell us about it if you like, or enjoy it as your private secret or memory.

Concert or Program (1) – attend a Concert or Program at Vail Public Library between June 5 and August 3 —your choice!

Build Your Financial Future (1) – attend a Common Cents for Colorado seminar.  Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm, June 15 – July 13.

Yoga (1) – come to a yoga class at the library, held every Monday and Wednesday from 11:30am-12:30pm.

Book Club (2) – come to Books ‘n’ Bites on June 14 or July 12; or Walking Book Club on July 14 to discuss the monthly book selection.

Summer Reading Program Social (1) –  come to the final program on August 4, 2017 where the raffle tickets will be drawn for the 3 baskets. You do not need to be present to win, however, participants who are present at the time of drawing will get first pick of the baskets.

         *The number in parentheses next to each activity denotes the number of tickets for this activity included in the book of tickets.

Contact the service desk at 970-479-2187 for more information, or email Mary McDougall at













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