Adult Library Summer Fun

Ah, summer...long hours of daylight mean more time to read. Make it epic and sign up at tclib.org/adultsread for our summer reading program!

Then log your reading minutes (audiobooks count too!) and enter to win weekly prizes, and complete challenges to earn bagel bucks.

Epic: Read for prizes

Every 60 minutes of reading earns you an entry to our weekly prize drawing for tickets and gift certificates.

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Tom's making epic numbers of perfect pizza this summer and taking the theme home with picture books for his twins. Here are some of his picks:

image of the cover of the book Secret Pizza PartySecret Pizza Party by Adam Rubin
World Pizza by Cece Meng
Pizza Kittens by Charlotte Voake
Pizza Day by Melissa Iwai

Epic with a side of cream cheese: challenges!

Earn bagel bucks when you complete these challenges:

  • image of the cover of outside magazineCheck out a Back Issue Magazine
    Did you miss last month's issues of Rolling Stone and The New Yorker? Don't despair! You can check out back issue magazines! They are located near the back of the library after the 900s Non-fiction books! Let us know what magazine you've checked out and earn 2 Bagel Bucks!
  • Write a Book Review
    Riveted by a novel's plot? Mesmerized by a biography? Learned something new? Write a short book review and earn 2 Bagel Bucks! To write a review, click "add a review" in your log and submit. Once the review is approved by staff, other readers in the program can read your review. To see book reviews by others, click the "thumbs-up" icon in the top right corner of your homepage. To complete this challenge, type: SUBMITTED REVIEW into the text box here.
  • Try out a Research Database
    Did you know that you can use Consumer Reports, learn a new language, look up grants, and so much more via the library's Research Database webpage? Let us know which database you used and how the experience went for you, and earn 2 Bagel Bucks!
  • Find a Book Suggestion with NoveList Plus
    Don't know what to read next? Try out NoveList Plus! Let us know how the experience went for you, and earn 2 Bagel Bucks!

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Epic and philanthropic:

Every hour you read earns books for kids! We are aiming for a collective 3,000 hours of reading to give 100 books to kids! We're all in it together!


image of the All-Stars logoJoin us this summer (it could be epic):

June 15: Summer Fun Kickoff Party
June 26: Power Trip: Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee, Ordway Auditorium
June 27: Greg Zeigler, Center for the Arts, in collaboration with Jackson Hole Writers
July 8: The Moon: Then, Now and Beyond, Ordway Auditorium
July 23: Outdoor Cabin Fever Story Slam!, Mike Yokel Park
August 3: End of Summer Reading Party, Library
August 6: Page to the Podium: Susan Orlean, Center for the Arts
August 20: Outdoor Cabin Fever Story Slam!, Mike Yokel Park

images of gift certificatesSo you're in it for the prizes? Here's what you can win:

Week 1: June 12 : 2 tickets to a Grand Teton Music Festival Concert July-August + $20 gift certificate to Cowboy Coffee
Week 2: June 19 : 2 tickets to a Grand Teton Music Festival Concert July-August + $20 gift certificate to Jackson Hole Book Trader
Week 3: June 26: 2 tickets to a Grand Teton Music Festival Concert July-August $20 gift certificate to Persephone
Week 4: July 3 : 2 tickets to a Grand Teton Music Festival Concert July-August + $20 gift certificate to Valley Books
Week 5: July 10: 2 tickets to a Grand Teton Music Festival Concert July-August + $20 gift certificate to Jackson Hole Roasters
Week 6: July 17: $50 gift certificate to Movieworks
Week 7: July 24: 2 passes to Snow King Mountain's Cowboy Coaster 
Week 8: July 31: $50 gift certificate to Phoenix and the Dragon

**Thank you Grand Teton Music Festival for donating summer concert ticket prizes!**

*Local adventurers' terminology: "picnic" is a bike ride from town followed by a swim across Jackson lake, a climb of the Grand Teton, and back.

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Library Summer Fun is generously supported by the Carolyn and Chuck Miller Charitable Fund and your gifts to Old Bill’s Fun Run.