Winter Reading Program
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To keep things simple, you can begin tracking your reading on the first day of Winter — Tuesday, December 21st.
Tracker bookmarks or postcards to submit your hours in-person along with the Google Form to submit hours online will be made available on December 21st.
Yes! We feel time spent reading is worth being rewarded for adults too. Each hour of reading tracked will become one entry into the drawing for the prize of your choice.
This year’s prize choices are:
Amazon ($25 gift card)
Stewart’s Shops ($25 gift card)
Tully’s ($25 gift card)
Participants may only win one prize.
You will have three options:
1st: Pick up a postcard to complete at the Circulation Desk or take home and bring back at a later date for your reading hours or program entries.
2nd: Pick up and submit a reading tracker bookmark. Use the front to mark your time and fill out the back before turning in to the Circulation Desk.
3rd: Use the Google form link — click here .
Enter your hours as often as you would like via these options. There are no limits on entries. Amanda will take care of the rest.
No! The books, audiobooks and e-books do not have to be borrowed from the Library to count. Same can be said for magazines, newspapers, journal articles, etc. Time spent reading social media posts should not be counted.
Reading hour postcards and tracker bookmarks must be submitted before 5 pm on Saturday, March 19th in order to be entered into the drawings. Google form entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 20th.
The winners will be announced on Monday, March 21st — the first day of spring!
Participants must be ages 18+.
Prizes will not be mailed. Winners must be able to pick up at the Library.
Errors in ticket allocation will be corrected at Amanda’s discretion. (ex. you read 6 hours but allocate 7 tickets…)
Participants may win only one prize. If name is drawn was already drawn for a prize, Amanda will draw another name.
Crafting with Roswell
You have options! Attend in-person or stop in for a take-home kit. Compare to help you decide which choice is best for you.
- All supplies required for the project will be provided to you.
- Maximum capacity is 15 attendees.
- Face masks must be worn while attending this event. Library staff can provide you with one if needed.
- A lottery will be in place should there be more than 15 hopeful attendees. To be entered into the lottery, you must be present by 6:25 pm. Names will be entered then drawn. If you come with a group, there are no guarantees all will be admitted.
- One craft project per person. Unused project kits will become available for pickup at the Circulation Desk.
- Kits will be released at 6:30 pm on project night.
- Not all supplies will be provided. The kit will include a list of what else will be needed and/or is suggested to complete the project.
- Typically there will be 15 to 20 kits for each project week.
- Kits are available on a first come, first serve basis. No reservations.
- Limit 2 kits per person. Please share the craftiness if taking more than 1.
- Video with step-by-step instructions will be available on the Library’s YouTube Channel and in the discussion section of the Facebook event by 6 pm on the following day (i.e. Thursday).
Have questions about these programs? Reach out to Amanda at 315.785.7715 or through the Library’s Facebook or Instagram messenger.
Book Club Options
Flower Library’s Original Book Club has been in existence for more than a decade. Reading selections are a mix of fiction and nonfiction titles chosen by the group through a vote at the end of each series.
This Club meets one Monday a month at 6:30 pm in the Library. Meetings are held September through June, with a break in December. Copies of the title selections are borrowed in advance and are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk (ex. book chosen for October would be available on the September discussion date).
No registration is needed to participate. No minimum meeting requirements either.
Schedule for 2022:
January 10th: “The Alice Network” by Kate Quinn
February 7th: “The Giver of Stars” by Jojo Moyes
March 7th: “The Orphan Collector” by Ellen Marie Wiseman
April 4th: “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown
May 9th: “The Moonlight School” by Suzanne Woods Fisher plus Suggestions for 2022-2023
June 6th: Voting on 2022-2023 title suggestions
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Hello everyone! I have been a librarian at Flower since 2007. I select materials for the Adult fiction collection in a variety of formats along with offering crafty adult programming. When I’m not at the library, you’ll likely find me still making projects or playing with my golden retrievers.
If you have any questions about this content page, reach out to me at 315.785.7715.
Hi all! I have been a librarian at Flower Library since 2010. I purchase for and maintain all adult nonfiction collections and am in charge of educational adult events, genealogy presentations, proctoring, and website maintenance. I enjoy bringing new events and topics to the library! When I’m not at the reference desk, you can find me chasing after littlest loves at home (and sneaking in a good book or two!).
Contact me at 315-785-7714.