Read books. Do fun activities. Win prizes!
How it works
NEW! Track your reading online at Reader Zone. Go to readerzone.com
If you prefer paper, that's ok too! You can download PDF versions
Adult programming will be a combination of virtual, take home and
What You Need to Know:
When can I start? The program runs from June - August 26, 2023.
What books count? Books from home, library books, e-books, magazines,
What prizes can I earn? 100 points: 3 free DVD coupons or a coupon for 1 free
How do I redeem prizes? Watch for additional information about how to redeem your
Reader Zone (June 3 - August 26)
Reader Zone is our new online program to track reading achievements. You will track books you have read. Reader Zone is easy. Download the app to your phone, create your account. Then use our code – 784cc to join our reading quest. For every book read, you will earn an entry into our end of summer prize raffle.
Registration is required for all adult programs. Programs are for adults 18 and over.
TAKE HOME KITS
Self-Care Bath Bombs - Pickup begins Monday, June 12
Summer Quest 2023's theme of All Together Now is about taking care of our community. But how can we can take care of our community without taking care of ourselves?
We can't! This Summer's take home kits are all about taking care of ourselves a little bit.In June we'll be making our own Bath Bombs. Most materials needed will be included in the kit.
You'll simply need to provide a few common household items.Registration begins on June 3 at Family Fun Day. Make sure you register, since supplies are limited!
Scent: Grapefruit & Lime
Self-Care Whipped Body Butter - Monday, July 10
In July we'll be making our own Whipped Body Butter. Most materials needed will be included in the kit. You'll simply need to provide a few common household items.
(While you can get away with a whisk and some elbow grease, we suggest you have a stand mixer or electric hand mixer.) Registration begins on June 12. Make sure you register, since supplies are limited!
Self-Care Sugar Scrub - Pickup begins Monday, August 14
In August we'll be making our own Sugar Scrub. Most materials needed will be included in the kit. You'll simply need to provide a few common household items.
Registration begins on July 10. Make sure you register, since supplies are limited!
Scent: Tangerine & Sweet Orange
Spatial Poetry for Adults - Wednesday, June 28 @ 6:30PM
Poems have historically influenced many of the place names we know today. Many contemporary poets rethink the ties between language, place and belonging. This activity highlights issues of place-naming in America, particularly its historical ties to colonization. It draws on current topics in geography, poetry, journalism, and media-making.
At the end of the night, we'll share our work with each other, since our library community is a safe space for all present.
Beautiful Symmetry - Thursday, July 6 @ 6:30PM
We'll creating our own repeating patterns using grids and art supplies. Then we'll graduate to creating our own stamps with potatoes, sponges, and paper tubes to either reproduce our grid paper design or create a new design. Finally, we'll make our own wrapping paper with our stamps and long cuts of butcher paper.
Puzzle Pandemonium - Monday, July 17 @ 6:30PM
It's time to work together! What better way to do it than with a Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge? Groups of 3-5 individuals will work to finish this adorable Summer Kitten Puzzle as quickly as possible. Don't have a group? No problem! We'll team you up with others.
Medals will be awarded for first, second, and third places! Puzzles will be raffled off at the end of the evening.
Well Read, Badly Behaved Book Club - Sassy Summer Edition - Tuesday, July 25 @ 6:30PM
Welcome to our surprise Sassy Summer Edition of in-person book club! This July we will be reading Salma El-Wardany's These Impossible Things, a coming of age story about three best friends navigating love, sex, faith—and the one night that changes everything.
As always, dessert will be provided.
Community Cultural Potluck - Wednesday, August 9 @ 6PM
Let's celebrate the diverse cultures that our community contains by sharing food! This is an event to get everyone talking and sharing stories and memories of how your culture impacts your life. If you'd like to participate, please bring a dish to share from your culture. We would love to know: the name of the dish, the recipe (Feel free to leave out any "family secret" ingredients.), a description of the dish, and why the dish is culturally significant or significant to you.The information you provide can be written or typed on the recipe card we will provide. The description of the dish and its cultural significance may be put in the notes section. Please make sure to tell us the country or culture of origin! All recipes will be compiled into a Recipe Book for participants to pick up at the library beginning September 4.
Flower Power - Thursday, July 20 @ 3PM - (Kindergarden - 5th Grade) - Learn all there is to know about local plants and flowers from Audrey Erb, a member of the Lehigh County Master Gardeners. Spaces are limited so registration is required. Everyone who registers will receive a seed packet.
Community Garden Visit - Wednesday, August 9 @ 5PM - (all ages) - Join Miss Tessa, Miss Mayzi and Miss Veronica as they make a visit to the Northampton Food Bank garden. Registration recommended but not required.