Summer Reading Program

Submit your reading hours  — click here.

Submit your program bonus  — click here

To keep things simple, you can begin tracking your reading on the first day of Summer — Sunday, June 20th.

Tracker bookmarks or postcards to submit your hours in-person along with the Google Form to submit hours online are available now.  

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.

Not a big reader?  No worries.  You have the opportunity to earn prize entries through Amanda’s program bonus — a word/phrase announced during the Wednesday evening craft projects.  

This year’s prize choices are:
Amanda’s Crafting Essentials (valued at $50+)
Jreck Subs ($30 gift card)
Starch Cafe ($30 gift card)
Stewart’s Shops ($30 gift card)
Tully’s ($30 gift card)  

Participants may only win one prize. 

You will have three options.  First is to 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. Second (new this year!) is a reading tracker bookmark.  Use the front to mark your time and fill out the back before turning in to the Circulation Desk.  The third is to use the Google form. 

Enter your hours as often as you would like via either option.  There are no limits on entries.  Amanda will take care of the rest.  The links can be found under the “Summer Reading Program” heading above.

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 hours and program bonuses must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, September 22nd in order to be entered into the drawings.  The winners will be announced on Thursday, September 23rd — the first day of fall!

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.

Take & Make with Amanda

Programming continues to remain virtual during our COVID service guidelines. 

Kits are released each Friday at 10 am (with a few potential holiday schedule exceptions).  Stop in to the Library to pick up a kit or gather the supplies to follow along with Amanda.

Project videos will be available in two formats.  For most, Amanda makes the project LIVE while streaming through Zoom and Facebook simultaneously.  Some project videos may be pre-recorded to be available on Facebook on the project evening.  This will be noted in advance when possible.  Unanticipated rescheduling may occur due to staff shortages or illness.  

Participate in our program offerings when it meets your schedule! Visit our Facebook video library for the replay of supplies needed and step-by-step instruction.

You will find upcoming project descriptions and kit release information in the events calendar.  Here are examples of projects offered in recent weeks.  

Tip: If you mark your interest in an event with a “maybe” or “going” on Facebook, you will receive reminders as the event date approaches.

Book Club Options

Additional Resources

Online Databases for use everywhere!

The North Country Library System subscribes to a variety of databases you could use anywhere. From learning instruments to taking free classes, explore these resources today.

Meet Amanda:
Hello everyone! I have been a librarian at Flower since 2007.  I purchase for the DVD and Large Print collections while bringing you 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.