Tracking for the Winter Reading program begins in...
To keep things simple, you can begin tracking your reading on the first day of Winter — Wednesday, December 21st.
Postcards to submit your hours in-person along with the form to submit hours online will be made available that day.
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.
Prizes will be announced closer to the start date.
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. There are no limits on entries. Amanda will take care of the rest.
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 and online form entries must be submitted by 7:55 pm on Tuesday, March 20th in order to be entered into the drawings.
The winners will be announced once all entries have been entered after the deadline has passed.
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…)
Participants may win only one prize. If name is drawn was already drawn for a prize, Amanda will draw another name.
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.
Book Club Options
Flower Library’s Original Book Club has been in existence for more than a decade. Reading selections are 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. Copies of the title selections are borrowed in advance and are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk (ex. book chosen for October would be available on or before the September discussion date).
No registration is needed to participate. No minimum meeting requirements either.
Upcoming titles and dates:
January 9th — via ZOOM — “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins-Reid
February 13th — via ZOOM — “The Brutal Telling” by Penny Louise
March 13th — “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeymoon
April 3rd — “Maisie Dobbs” by Jacqueline Winspear
May 8th — “The Guardians” by John Grisham
June 12th — Voting for 2023-2024 title selections!
Links for meetings held via Zoom can be found in the event calendar listings. Please reach out to Amanda with any questions [315.785.7715].
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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.