Summer reading is off to a running start! From now until August 16, read books and write reviews for a chance to win prizes. Still not convinced? Read our first listicle below for our favorite 5 reasons to participate in summer reading. Find more details here at our summer reading blog!
1. Win prizes!
Need we say more? Up for grabs are library and book-themed water bottles, notebooks, buttons, tote bags, and incredibly cute pins. Our grand prize winner will receive an Amazon gift card! Check out the prizes at our summer reading blog here!
2. Keep your brain engaged…or escape from reality
Learn something new, ponder life’s great mysteries, or sit on the sidelines of intense space fights with lasers. Your call.
3. Be an influencer
To enter to win prizes, all you have to do is submit your book reviews to us. They will be posted on our summer reading blog–and we already have our first review! Better catch up! Your review could inspire others to pick up their next great read, or perhaps your review will go viral (probably not. But maybe).
With our eAudiobook collection on OverDrive, you can easily read while you work or lounge lazily on a hammock. I know what I’d rather be doing.
5. Be a long-distance reader
Whether you will be right here in St. Mary’s this summer or elsewhere, you can participate in summer reading! Alumni, students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to join in, even if you no longer live nearby. Just make sure what you’re reading is available at the SMCM library, USMAI, or COSMOS (St. Mary’s County and other Southern Maryland public libraries). You don’t even have to check out your books from these places, though of course we always encourage you to use libraries!