2014 Adult Summer Reading Program

Science fiction, science fact, romantic chemistry: there’s something for all readers in our Literary Elements adult summer reading program!

The program runs Monday, June 23 through Friday, August 8. Weekly prize drawings every Monday morning, starting June 30, with a GRAND PRIZE drawing on Monday, August 11. All Phillipsburg Library cardholders, high school age and up may participate. See the official rules here.

You can fill out paper entries at the library or submit your entry online.  Optionally, add a review of what you've read and we'll share it in our weekly summer reading e-newsletter Subscribe here, or read the newsletter online.  Weekly prize winners will be announced every Monday in the newsletter.

This year we have TWO grand prizes, and you may choose to compete for whichever one you want.

For digital book fans, we are offering a Kindle Fire tablet, compatible with the library's e-books, audiobooks and digital magazines. Thanks to the Friends of Phillipsburg Free Public Library for donating this prize.

If you're all set with your electronics, our other grand prize is a pair of 15" x 19" framed botanical prints by Danielle Hely.

Online Entry Form

Latest Summer Reading Newsletter with Patron Reviews (Coming Soon!)


Thank you to our generous sponsors for their prize donations:

Colalillo Shoprite

Antoinette Chocolatier

Italy Restaurant

Stop and Shop

Rocco's Pizza

The Ice Cream Junction

Applegate's Bakery


Special Program: Eating the Rainbow

Shoprite Dietician Keri Lasky-Carlos will demonstrate the health benefits and taste appeal of flavonoids.  She will prepare a colorful and nutrient-packed salad for all to share. Tuesday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m. Reservations required - call the library to reserve a space.

Reading Suggestions

You can read whatever you like during our program, but in keeping with the theme, why not try one of these?

Classic Science Fiction
Cool Science Books for Non-Scientists
Lab Lit (Fiction about Science, not science fiction)

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