Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer Reading Isn't Just for Kids!


The Athol Public Library and the Orange Public Libraries are teaming up to present an Adult Summer Reading Club: Novel Destinations. Sign up starts Monday, June 20th at the libraries in both towns. Readers will receive a log to track books they read or listen to during the summer; they will receive raffle tickets for reaching milestones such as visiting a library in each town, attending a program or for every three books read. Prizes donated by the Friends groups of both libraries include restaurant gift certificates and book bags.

Robin Shtulman of the Athol Library and Dianne Salcedo from Orange have chosen 2 books set in novel destinations for discussion. “Six Suspects” by Vikas Swarup will be discussed at the Moore-Leland Library in North Orange on Tuesday, July 12th at 7 pm. The movie “Slumdog Millionaire” was based on a previous book by Swarup. “Six Suspects” also takes place in India and the 6 suspects come from a wide range of ethnic and socioeconomic groups. On Tuesday, July 19th at 7 pm, an Indian film will be presented at the Athol Public Library.

The second destination book “Lipstick in Afghanistan” by Roberta Gately will be discussed at the Athol Public Library on Tuesday, August 2nd at 5:30. It is a novel about an American nurse working for an international charity in Afghanistan. Gately, a Massachusetts native, is a nurse and humanitarian aid worker. Copies of both books are available at Athol and Orange Public Libraries for borrowing.

Novel Destinations is the theme of the Collaborative summer Library Program and is sponsored by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners as well as the Athol and Orange Public Libraries. For more information and to sign up, please visit the Wheeler Memorial Library (978-544-2495), the Moore-Leland Library (978-575-0444), or the Athol Public Library (978-249-9515).

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