Adult Summer Reading

2019: A Universe of Stories

Beginning June 22, Adults and Teens are teaming up against the Children to see who can read the most books this summer. No registration is required. Just read and report as much as you can to help your team win! (For information about the Children's or Teen's Summer Reading Programs, please visit/contact the Children's Room or Teen Room.)

If you are of or over the age of 18 and wish to participate, simply report the number of books you read during the past week by filling out our Summer Reading bookmarks (attained at the Circulation Desk when checking out materials). Each bookmark acts as a raffle ticket for weekly gift basket drawings until August 9, so be sure to come in and report your reading as often as you can! All you need to do is place your bookmarks into the box corresponding to the gift basket that you would like to win in our main lobby. You may also submit your completed bookmarks to the Adult Circulation Desk if you are not interested in winning a basket. Bookmarks will be accepted at the Adult Circulation Desk up until August 16 to be counted towards the competition between the Adult/Young Adult Departments and the Children's Department.

In addition to our weekly gift basket drawings, you will receive a raffle ticket for each adult summer program you attend; each raffle ticket serves as a chance to win a gift card. (You will be asked to write your name and phone number on the ticket and hand it in before the event is over.) Please see our Adult Summer Reading calendar (or the event list below) for qualifying programs. Gift card raffle drawings will take place August 16.

Events:

Summer Reading Kick-Off
Saturday, June 22, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Summer Reading is not just for children! Come to the library’s main lobby this afternoon for a chance to win prizes! This is also a good opportunity to find out about the programs for all ages available at the library: the Children’s Room and Teen Room will be having their Kick-Off events as well. (Find more information for teens here, and for kids here.)

Summer Sewing
Wednesday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m.
Make a drawstring backpack with Pam Brooks, volunteer sewing expert in the library’s Makerspace! All materials will be provided; open to ages 8 and up. Registration required; ask at the Reference Desk or call 732-745-5108 ext. 20 to sign up.

Universe of Trivia
Saturday, June 29, at 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a trivia event that will challenge everything you know about books, movies, television, and science. Come solo and join a team or bring your own team and compete for prizes. Refreshments will be available. This trivia event is free and open to everyone. Are you ready to show off your knowledge of fun facts? (Registration not required, but you can sign up on eventbrite here.)

Summer Monday Movie Nights
July 8 at 6:00 p.m.: First Man (rated PG-13)
July 29 at 6:00 p.m.: Star Trek The Motion Picture (rated G)
August 5 at 6:00 p.m.: Apollo 13 (rated PG)
August 12 at 6:00 p.m.: IMAX Hubble (rated G)
Movies are shown courtesy of a license generously purchased by the Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library. Open to all appropriate ages according to movie rating.

Genealogy Workshop
Monday, July 15, at 7:00 p.m.

Who are your ancestors? This workshop will cover basic genealogy tips and resources, including how to start your family tree and explore your story!

Moon Rock Painting
Friday, July 26, at 3:00 p.m.

Paint the moon or galaxy onto your rocks. Instructions, rocks, and paints will be provided. Free for all ages.

Summer Sewing
Wednesday, July 31, at 6:30 p.m.
Make a luggage tag for your space travels this summer, with Pam Brooks, volunteer sewing expert in the library’s Makerspace! All materials will be provided; open to ages 8 and up. Registration required; ask at the Reference Desk or call 732-745-5108 ext. 20 to sign up.

SkillUp Middlesex Workshop
Friday, August 2, at 3:00 p.m.

A free workshop on how to use this free database to learn new skills like AutoCAD and MS Office, as well as take engineering, healthcare, IT, and accounting classes.

Summer Sewing
Wednesday, August 14, at 6:30 p.m.
Make a star pillow with Pam Brooks, volunteer sewing expert in the library’s Makerspace! Open to ages 8 and up. Registration required; ask at the Reference Desk or call 732-745-5108 ext. 20 to sign up.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

  • Constellation Energy
  • Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library
  • Rutgers University Athletics
  • State Theatre New Jersey