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Summertime Is Reading Time at Islip Public Library!

Summer is right around the corner and that means beaches, barbecues, hiking, kayaking, sailing, and of course summer reading! Did you know that we have a summer reading club for adults?!

Registration for the adult summer reading club is underway. It’s really easy to participate: Come into the library to register and receive a summer reading club folder. Read any book you want and give us a review of the book you read.

You can either report on your book using a paper book review form (found in the folder you will receive when you register) or by filling out your book review on our Adult Summer Reading club blog found here:


Remember, you need to register before reporting on your books. After reading and reporting on two books, you will receive a special prize -- an Islip Library ceramic mug with spoon. After reading and reporting on three books, you will receive an invitation to attend our summer reading club party on Friday, August 19 at 6:00 pm.


Need some ideas for what to read this summer? A booklet of ‘staff picks’ is included in your reading club folder!

If you are looking for additional suggestions, check out these websites:

Laurie Aitken

Laurie Aitken

Laurie Aitken has been a librarian at the Islip Public Library since 1997. She is the programming librarian and books almost all of our adult programs. Laurie lives with her husband, two sons, and four chihuahuas. Her interests include reading (mostly nonfiction about dogs and about Christianity), going to the gym, and volunteering at her church. Click here to subscribe to Laurie Aitken's blog posts!

Chaiti Paul - June 15, 2016

I am ready to read and to earn points for the summer reading program and go to the teen auction party at the end of the summer! that doesn’t mean I want summer to end very quickly though, I want it to go very slowly.

Julanne Wicks - June 17, 2016

I am so excited for this! I love reading challenges and reading groups, and this Libraryopoly game, though quite a mouthful, seems like a fun way to spend the day. Great fun!

Michelle Turner - June 29, 2016

Although I read year round I especially enjoy the summer time as it allows me to read for leisure. I can’t wait for all of the Family Big Reads and for the opportunity to participate in the book discussion groups.

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