Still time to sign up for the 2021 adult summer reading program

Published 2:42 pm Thursday, July 22, 2021

By John Maruskin

Contributing columnist

This year, the Clark County Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program awards three $100 gift certificates from local businesses as grand prizes. Winners choose the business they like. Three gift certificates will be awarded because there are three ways to win.

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First, you can enter simply by checking out adult or young adult Library materials: books, audiobooks, DVD’s, music, or magazines. Just tell the circulation librarian you’d like to enter. We’ll note that in your record and every time you check out items through Saturday, July 31, we’ll place a copy of your receipt in the prize drawing raffle. Easy.

Second, can enter by participating in the Library’s Walk Winchester program.  To do that, join the Walk Winchester Facebook Group and then print the Walk Winchester Activity sheet or pick one up from a display in front of the circulation desk. Complete 10 activities on the sheet and return it to the library by noon, August 1.  

Third, photograph a pet reading or a pet and person reading together and email the picture to The picture will be posted to the CCPL Virtual Gallery Group. On August 1, a team of three judges will select the best picture for a $100 gift certificate.

If you want to access the Walk Winchester or the CCPL Virtual Gallery Group, simply go to the Library’s Facebook Page, click the “more” button on the banner at the top of the page, select “groups” in the dropdown menu, and then Walk Winchester or CCPL Virtual.

You can stay connected to both of those groups after the Adult Summer Reading Program is over.  

The Walk Winchester Group always updates information about trails, history walks, and garden tours. There are fun motivational memes to keep you moving.  

When the Adult Summer Reading Program is over, the CCPL Virtual Gallery page will be devoted to posting pictures of arts and crafts done by Library patrons and residents of Clark County.  Email a picture of your work to Please include your name, the title of the piece, and the medium. Include an artist or biographical statement if you like. Local artists can share work with the community throughout the year.

As I said in last week’s column, the library will also display arts, crafts, and collections in the reference area and the lobby display cases. Local artists Francis Hampton and Chuck Witt have already scheduled exhibits. If you have art or crafts you’d like to show, email or call.  

Have a wonderful week, and make it more wonderful reading.