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Do you enjoy reading, raffles and rock n’ roll? Join Westerly Library in our Summer Reading Program, available for adults, teens and children! Each year libraries across Rhode Island create a theme for our yearly summer reading; this year is ‘Libraries Rock’, which we will kick-off on June 28th. So, come groove with us from June to August, and read some rocking books to make for an animated summer.

For our adult readers, we will be offering five different raffles baskets for you to enter to win with each book you read. You can read as many books as you would like this summer, however, we will only be handing out a maximum of 15 tickets per patron. If you read one book, you will get one ticket. The more you read the more of a chance you will have to win a basket! We don’t ask for any specific type of book to be read and audiobooks absolutely DO count. However, we do not count magazines. We understand that people read at different levels, so feel free to pick up and read at whatever speed and level you are comfortable with.

If you struggle with finding a book, here are a few staff picks that you might enjoy:

Caroline’s Pick: Art & Vinyl; A Visual Record by Antoine de Beaupre and Jeffrey Fraenkel.

Betsey’s Pick: In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware. “A thriller that keeps you up all night for both the frightening aspects, but also due to wanting to find out how the story ends.”

Keara’s Pick: Persian Charm School by Jamie Cat Callen. “It was a very good book. It’s a MUST read”

Amber’s Picks: Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett or The Dovekeepers Alice Hoffman.

Sara’s Pick: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline “I listened to it on a playaway and I liked it for all the 80’s references.”

Bill’s Pick: Written in my Soul by Bill Flanagan. “Great book about song writing by local-born writer Bill Flanagan.”

If you don’t have a card, come on down to the Westerly Library circulation desk and we can set you up with one. Please bring your license or ID with a current and local address, OR if you are a summer resident, a piece of mail with the Westerly/Pawcatuck address and your license will do just fine! For more information, contact the Circulation department.

Happy reading!

By Betsey Matczak, Circulation Associate