Adult Summer ReadingProgram

New Adult Summer Reading Challenge

This year we are offering a Summer Reading Challenge for our adult patrons!

From June 22nd to July 31st, for every book you checkout, read, and return your name will be entered into a drawing to win one of three prizes. The drawing will be held on August 1st.

To kick-off our new program we will be having a Break Out Box Experience. Think of an escape room except you have to recover a prize locked in a box and not the key to get out of the room. Kick-off weekend will be June 21st & 22nd. Contact the library at 574-896-2841 to schedule a 45 minute block of time for your team of up to 5 adults.

We hope you will enjoy our new Adult Reading Challenge! As always, we are happy to help you find a great book to enjoy!

NJ-WT Library Offers Adult Summer Reading Challenge that’s Out of this World

Posted on May 29, 2019 Author Jacque Ryan, WKVI

The North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library is offering a few different opportunities for adults this summer to help remind older residents that regular reading isn’t just important for children.

Director Kelsie Purcell said that this is the first year the library is offering opportunities specifically geared at adults.

She noted that one element of the adult summer reading challenge involves the potential to win a prize.

Purcell shared, “Every time you come in and check out a book and when you return it, you’ll get to fill out a card that puts your name into a drawing. We’re going to have three drawings at the end of the program for gift cards.”

Purcell said the gift cards will likely be for a book store to help keep the prizes connected to reading.

In addition to the gift card drawing, the library will also be putting a spin on ‘escape rooms’ with their “Break out Box” challenges.

The theme of this year’s Summer Reading program is “A universe of Stories” to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

To be in line with the theme, the break-out box challenges are also space-related.

Purcell said in the challenge, team members will be playing a group of astronauts who are preparing to open a museum when something goes awry.

She explained, “The night before, one of the astronauts that you didn’t allow to help on got mad and he came in and he mixed everything up and hid some things and he took your opening speech and locked it in a box.”

She added that the team will get 45 minutes to get everything put back in order and to unlock the box to retrieve the speech before the opening ceremony.

These challenges will be open to the public from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday, June 21st and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22nd.

There can be a maximum of 5 adults per group. She said if there’s a lot of interest in the challenges, they’ll hold more throughout the summer.

If you’re ready to blast off with the North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library this summer, give them a call at 574-896-2841.