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Escape the Ordinary - Summer Reading 2015

Adult Summer Reading 2015

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Beginning June 1 and running through August 3, the Rensselaer Library invites adults to check out books, magazines, audio books and audio ebooks during the library’s “Escape the Ordinary” Adult Reading Program, and enter to win weekly prizes as well as a grand prize drawing, which will be held at the end of the program.

Each book, etc. read or listened to earns you an entry for weekly prizes and the grand prize, so the more you check out, the better your chances of winning! The grand prize drawing will be held on August 3.

Cool off with a good book or take along an audio book as you travel or work around the house or yard this summer, courtesy of your local library! For more information about the Rensselaer Library’s Adult Reading program, visit or call the library at 866-5881.


Adults are invited to check out items from the DeMotte Library this summer and enter to win in a drawing for weekly prizes. This year’s theme is “Escape the Ordinary,” and a winning entry will be drawn each Friday and winners called on Saturday. The lucky winner will choose a book from a basket and will receive a lunch bag filled with surprises. “Escape the Ordinary” begins June 1 and will conclude July 31.

No registration is required to participate. For more information, visit or call the DeMotte Library at 987-2221.


Being an adult doesn't mean you can't enjoy Summer Reading! Adults who borrow and read books (including ebooks and audiobooks) or magazines can enter our weekly drawing...that's one entry for every item read! So stop by, check out some reading materials, and get a chance to win! Program runs through July 18.

For more information about this year’s Adult Summer Reading Program, contact the Rensselaer Library, 866-5881, the Wheatfield Library, 956-3774, or the DeMotte Library, 987-2221.

Summer Reading with E-Books!

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Your summer reading goals can be achieved with eBooks! For every eBook that you read during our Summer Reading program, stop into your local library and fill out a slip for that title.

Now reading for fun has never been easier, or more rewarding!

Summer Selfies

Love your library? Share it and earn an extra chance for summer reading prizes!

This summer, library patrons can take a photo of themselves with their JCPL library card, a JCPL book or item, or an ebook from JCPL’s OverDrive account and send it to the library for another entry in the prize drawing for your library’s summer reading program.

Email your selfie with your name, age and library branch, or use our handy online form to upload your photo, or bring a print to your local library. Include your name, age and home library location and a phone number or email address to contact you if you win.

This contest is open to age 13 to adult, and good for one slip per patron.

Please be aware there is a library policy regarding photography and video on library property, and your photos or videos must honor that policy.

Upcoming Events

There are no events scheduled at this time. Check back for times and dates of your summer reading happenings!