Tracking for the Summer Reading program ends in...
To keep things simple, you can begin tracking your reading on the first day of Summer — Wednesday, June 21st.
Postcards to submit your hours in-person along with the form to submit hours online will be available when the program begins.
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.
There will be 5 gift card prize options and each is valued at $30:
— Coffee Shop (Your choice: Dunkin, Starbucks, Starch or Tim Hortons)
— Local Eatery (Your choice. Must be located within Watertown.)
— Stewart’s Shops
— TJ Maxx
Participants may only win one prize.
You will have two options:
1st: Pick up a postcard to complete at the Circulation Desk or take home and bring back at a later date.
2nd: Use the online form link — click here when the program starts.
Enter your hours* as often as you would like via these options. Amanda will take care of the rest.
*An individual will be allowed a maximum of 250 reading hours submitted for the duration of the reading program.
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 must be submitted by 5:55 pm on Friday, September 22nd in order to be entered into the drawings. Online entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm on Friday, September 22nd.
The winners will be notified by Friday, September 29th. 🙂
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…)
As stated under “How do I submit my prize entries,” an individual will be allowed a maximum of 250 reading hours submitted for the duration of the reading program.
Participants may win only one prize. If name is drawn was already drawn for a prize, Amanda will draw another name.
Book Club Options
Flower Library’s Original Book Club has been in existence for more than a decade. Reading selections are typically 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. January and February meetings are held via Zoom. Each meeting is led by a member on a voluntary basis and light refreshments are provided.
Copies of the title selections are borrowed in advance and are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk (ex. book chosen for September would be available a month prior in August).
No registration is needed to participate. No minimum meeting requirements either.
2023-2024 titles and dates:
September 11th — “The Victory Garden” by Rhys Bowen
October 2nd — “An Invisible Thread” by Laura Schroff
November 6th — “The Last Chance Library” by Freya Sampson
December — No meeting date.
January 8th — via Zoom — “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
February 5th — via Zoom — “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion
March 4th — “French Braid” by Anne Tyler
April 8th — “The Personal Librarian” by Marie Benedict
May 6th — “Dreaming of Flight” by Catherine Ryan Hyde plus suggestions for next book club series
June 3rd — Voting for 2024-2025 title selections
Please reach out to Amanda with any questions [315.785.7715]
Be Creative with Amanda
- All supplies required for the project will be provided to you.
- Maximum capacity will vary and will be included in the program description.
- One craft project to be completed per person.
- For some, leftover supplies may be turned in to kits for pickup after 12 pm the following day.
When it is a kit:
- Kit release times will vary by program. For kit only programs, pick up will available starting at 9 am on that Wednesday. Leftover supplies turned into kits will be available after 12 pm the following day.
- 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.
- Kits are available on a first come, first serve basis. No reservations.
- Typically the limit will be 2 kits per person unless otherwise stated in program description. Please share the craftiness if taking more than 1.
- Step-by-step instructions will be provided in one of two ways:
1 — Included on the kit postcard.
2 — Available on the Library’s YouTube Channel and in the discussion section of the Facebook event. Video availability will match the kit release time.
Have questions about these programs? Reach out to Amanda at 315.785.7715 or through the Library’s Facebook or Instagram messenger.
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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.