Adult Summer Reading Program 2017

*If you participated in our "GROW-tunda" indoor garden, you may pick up your plants this week. Thank you!

Tuesday, May 30 - Friday, July 21

Our goal this summer is to help build stronger family bonds, work together on community projects, and care for our planet with small, simple changes to our daily routines. We invite you to have fun exploring new interests while interacting with others at our FREE events. Whether you're an armchair traveler or an outdoor adventurer, we hope you help us "Build a Better World" together.

Here's how it works:

  1. Register at the Reference desk on the 3rd floor and receive FREE gift!
  2. Read (as much as you can. The more you read, the more chances you have to win!)
  3. Drop your reading sheets in the collection box on the Reference desk. (Each reading sheet doubles as your entry into the prize drawing.)

Here's what you could win:

There are 5 great prize packs to choose from. Circle your selection at the bottom of each reading sheet before submitting. Reading sheets act as entry tickets in the prize drawings. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, July 25. Pictures of each prize package are located on the left. Photos and full descriptions of prizes are posted on the Reference desk in front of the READ box/drop box.

Special Events

Summer Reading Kick-off Party - May 30, 2017

We'll have board games and playing cards in the Classroom. The PS4 will be set up for teens to enjoy, in Meeting Room A. You may also select and plant seeds for our indoor community garden, in Meeting Room B. Help tend the garden in our newly designated "Grow-tunda" located on the 3rd floor of the library. Seedlings may be taken home after the program ends on July 21. 

Registration Requested (for the "Grow-tunda" participants only)

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the Basement

Operation Gratitude - May 30, 2017 - July 21, 2017

Note Cards and writing paper will be available for thank-you letters to current and retired military members. Just write your thoughts or prayers and drop the note in our special mailbox. A member of the Morley Library staff will deliver these sentiments to our designated drop-off site after July 21.

No Registration Required

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017 on the 3rd floor

Adult Coloring - June 1, 2017

Did you know that coloring can improve hand-eye coordination? Now that you know, you should come join us! We'll supply the color pencils, coloring pages, and bookmarks while you enjoy the relaxing music, instant gratification that only coloring can bring, and improved health and well-being.

No Registration Required

Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM in the Activity Room (3rd floor)

Energy Efficiency at Home - June 6, 2017

A representative of the Ohio Public Utilities Commission will be here to give helpful advise and energy saving tips for your home. Learn about fixed and variable pricing, opportunities for savings, and ways to take control of your spending. You may bring a recent bill or two to review with this OPUC professional's assistance. 

Registration Requested

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the Classroom

Build Your Own Birdhouse - June 15, 2017

In keeping with our summer reading theme, Build a Better World, we will be building birdhouses. You do not need any prior experience. As usual, these projects are meant to be fun and easy... and FREE! We will supply all of the necessary materials. However, if you would like to bring your own hammer, that would be very helpful.

Just a reminder, this class is for adults only. Thank you!

Registration Required

Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM in Meeting Room B

Blood Drive - June 28, 2017

Giving blood can save a life. Please, consider donating today. Thank you!

No Registration Required

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM in the Meeting Rooms

Craft "Trade" Show - June 29, 2017

Looking to clear up some space in your storage closet or craft corner? Adult Craft of the Month Club will happily accept donations. In fact, we'll trade you a make-n-take project kit for your donation! Here are a few things that we could use in the future: bulk fabric (clean), paint brushes, old silverware, wine corks, hardcover books (must be in good condition), hot glue guns and/or sticks. Thank you for your ongoing interest and support!

No Registration Required

Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the 3rd floor Reference Display

Adult Coloring - July 6, 2017

Relax with soft music and coloring in a kid-free environment. We'll supply everything you need to color away your worries today.

No Registration Required

Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM in the Activity Room

Create Your Own Garden Stepping Stone - July 13, 2017

We continue to "Build a Better World" this summer with this fun outdoor decor project. We'll supply the materials, and as always, it's FREE!  

Registration Required

Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 6:30 PM -7:30 PM in Meeting Room B

Last Day to Participate! July 21, 2017

Turn in all reading sheets by closing time to be entered into the prize drawings. Don't forget to write your contact information clearly and circle your prize number of choice.

Friday, July 21, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Build A Better Sundae - July 22, 2017

A SWEET celebration to end our 2017 Summer Reading Program. Join us for ice cream and all the fixin's! 

Registration Required (Adults and Teens only)

Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM in the Meeting Rooms