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National Novel Writing Month Kick-off on Tuesday, Oct. 29

National Novel Writing Month

Nanowrimo starts Nov. 1!

Ever wanted to write a novel, but didn’t know where to start? Looking for inspiration, or maybe support, in your writing endeavor?

Then get ready for National Novel Writing Month with the library’s Kick-off on Tuesday, October 29, at 6:00 p.m. in the Rose Room. Learn how to write a novel (in 30 days, no less), and start your own novel preparations at this event.

No registration required – just drop in!

National Novel Writing Month Kick-off
Tuesday, October 29
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Rose Room

For more information about this free event, please contact Andi Erickson (adult services) at 503-570-1593 or erickson@wilsonvillelibrary.org or Brad Clark (teen services) at 503-570-1592 or clark@wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Summer Reading Program starts Monday, June 10

Get your bookshelves ready because we’ll be Digging Into Reading this summer at the Library!

SRP 2013 logo - cslpKids (ages birth to 6th grade) can Dig Into Reading and Science with the Summer Reading Program and with Science Adventure. Kids who read (or are read to) for 20 minutes a day for 20 days become 20/20 readers and get a certificate, a free book, and qualify for fun prize drawings. Kids who engage in 10 science explorations over the summer can qualify for a chance to win an annual pass to Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum.

TSRP 2013 logo - cslpTeens (grades 6th through 12th) will go Beneath the Surface with their reads in the Teen Summer Reading Program. Teens who read for 20 minutes a day for 20 days win a free book and qualify for fun prize drawings.

ASRP 2013 logo - cslpAdults (ages 18 and older) have a summer of Groundbreaking Reads for the Adult Summer Reading Program. What does “groundbreaking” mean? Just about anything – from banned and challenged books, to books that changed your life, to novels about zombies and vampires, and even books about digging in the dirt (gardening, geology, or archaeology, anyone?). Choose to do the book Tic-Tac-Toe or a Book Review  for entry into the Grand Prize Drawing at the end of summer. Prizes include gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses, as well as movie tickets.

And that’s just the reading part. We have some amazing programs this summer as well. Take a look at our calendar to see what’s coming up.

For more information, contact the Library at 503-682-2744 or visit our website at www.wilsonvillelibrary.org.

“Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James

From a 2012 Adult Summer Reading Program book review:

Fifty Shades of Grey

“Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James

Title/Author: “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James

Genre: Romance

Rating: 3 out of 5

WV Reader Review: Not the worst book I’ve ever read, but certainly not worthy of all the hype. I guess it could be called a romance novel, but not the best romance novel as it has been touted. Fits the Adult Summer Reading Program theme – Between the covers!


Have you read “Fifty Shades of Grey”? If so, what did you think about it? Was it worthy of all the hype? Or just another piece of fan fiction that somehow got its 15 minutes of fame?

What are you reading this summer?

I’ve got my Adult Summer Reading Program Tic-Tac-Toe and I’ve been busy trying to match the categories to the books I’ve got in my “To Read” stack.

For the past few summers, I’ve had a reading theme (whether planned or inadvertant). One summer was “science,” and I read biographies of astronauts and Wernher Von Braun, as well as 2001: A Space Odyssey and a computer programming book. Another summer it was mysteries, with a whole lot of Edgar Allan Poe stories.

This summer I’m feeling a need to read books that I have been meaning to read, but just haven’t gotten around to, like my current book Snow Crash. For years I’ve heard how good it is, so I’m giving it a shot. While it rambles and I keep thinking, “Why am I reading this?”, there will suddenly be a startling description or a great line of dialogue, and I get hooked for another ten pages. I still have 300+ pages to go, so we’ll see if Stephenson can keep up the rapid snappy writing the whole way.

What’s on your reading list? Do you have a book you’ve been looking forward to reading this summer?

2012 Adult Summer Reading Program forms available

The Adult Summer Reading Program starts today, Monday, June 18. Stop by the library to pick up the forms (your choice of Tic-Tac-Toe, Book Reviews, or both) or you can download them:

2012 ASRP Tic-Tac-Toe

2012 ASRP Book Review

Turn in completed forms by Friday, August 31, for entry into the Grand Prize Drawing for free movie passes, gift certificates to local restaurants, and more.

For more information, contact Andrea Erickson at 503-570-1593 or erickson@wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Adult Summer Reading Program starts Monday, June 18

ASRP 2012 poster

Get Between the Covers of a good book this summer!

The 7th annual Adult Summer Reading Program is just around the weekend corner.

Stop by the library starting Monday, June 18, to pick up a Tic-Tac-Toe card or a Book Review form, or you can download them from our website at www.wilsonvillelibrary.org/asrp.

You could win some fabulous prizes this summer, ranging from free movie passes, to gift certificates to local restaurants, to free books from the Friends of the Wilsonville Library bookstore “Twice Sold Tales”.

All you have to do is read. How great is that?

Find out more on the Adult Summer Reading Program page.

Adult Winter Reading Program coming to an end

That’s right. You have exactly 4 days to turn in your completed Tic-Tac-Toe Card and Book Log for entry into the grand prize drawing featuring a Kindle Touch and a Wilsonville Gift Basket.

Okay, I think it’s four days. Maybe it’s five.  I can never figure out how to count the days right. Either way, make sure to turn in your cards by 8 p.m. on Monday, March 12th.

And if you haven’t seen it, Kallen Kentner wrote a fun and inspiring “thank you” to the Adult Winter Reading Program in this week’s Wilsonville Spokesman. If you have a subscription to the Spokesman , you’ll still have to log in to view the entire article. However, copies are available at the Library in our newspaper section to read at your leisure.

Don’t have enough time to make the Adult Winter Reading Program deadline? Don’t fret! You have three months until the Adult Summer Reading Program starts in June.

Which means three months to get your reading lists ready . . .