Summer Reading… It’s not just for children! Adults can submit book reviews, attend book discussions and special programs including a visit with author Reed Farrel Coleman at the Gold Coast Public Library. Young Adults can earn prizes just for reading 20 minutes a time! They can register for the second annual Teen Entrepreneurial Academy and also get a chance to earn community service through four different programs!
Adults submit reviews – paper or online – of books you read or listened to be entered into weekly raffles for gift certificates and items generously donated by local businesses. Submit reviews from June 10 to August 22. Submit book reviews online at www.goldcoastlibrary.org/exerciseyourmind.
Teens earn prizes for reading at least 20 minutes a time. The first two prizes are a bookmark and a Chipotle coupon for free food. The second prize is a stylus pen. The third prize is a water bottle, and the fourth prize is a sports bag. McDonalds certificates will be given out to those who complete the program by winning all four prizes, and reading at least 80 minutes total. Teens can register in person or online at www.goldcoastlibrary.org/getinthegameread.
Adults can attend book discussions. Join us to discuss Where It Hurts by N.Y. Times bestselling author Reed Farrel Coleman on Thursday, July 14 at 7pm, When the Moon is Low by Nadia Hashimi on Wednesday, July 20 at 2pm and I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh on Wednesday, August 17 at 2pm. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk on month prior to the discussion.
Adults can attend an author visit. Join us for a visit with author Reed Farrel Coleman on Monday, August 24 at 7pm. His most recent novel, Where It Hurts, is the first book in a gritty, atmospheric new series about the other side of Long Island, far from the wealth of the Hamptons, where real people live—and die. After he speaks Friends of the Gold Coast Library will sell copies of Where It Hurts and the author will sign them.
Teens can earn community service hours by helping Mr. V. in two children’s programs, or making beds for shelter animals, or helping adults with their technological devices in Tech Buddies. Sign up online, then complete a volunteer form to be eligible to earn your community service. Have fun doing the Tex Mex cook-off challenge on Thursday, August 25th at 6:30pm, then attend the Young Adult End of Summer Reading Pizza and Movie Party on Friday, August 26th at 6:30pm!
Adults can find out new books to add to your reading list at the Gold Coast Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Title Swap on Monday, August 22 at 7pm. Get book suggestions from Librarians and other attendees. Find out which titles are worth your time, and which are not, in advance. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for prizes donated by local businesses and the Adult Summer Reading Grand Prize winner will be selected.
Registration is required for all adult and programs and can be done in-person at the Library, by phone by calling the Library at 516-759-8300 or online at www.goldcoastlibrary.org. If you have any questions about our Adult or Teen programs, you can contact Dina Schuldner, the Young Adult Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 516-759-8300 x4.
Local Businesses that Contributed Donations to Our Patrons for Adult Summer Reading:
Dutch Girl Cleaners
Brookville Deli and Caterers
Steven’s Modern Barber Shop
Glen Head Kitchens and Baths
Sleek Hair Design
Beautiful Flowers Floristry
Mandy’s Nail Spa
The Pet Store Next Door
Glen Head Hardware
Cactus Café Tex Mex
Fine Wine & Good Spirits