Martin County Library System Press Releases

May 21, 2012

MCLS Adult Summer Reading Program Begins May 26, Promises Summer of Activities, Prizes, Reading and Photo Opportunities

For immediate release:  May 18, 2012                                        
Contact:  Susan Opasik, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-2863

Martin County Library System’s adult readers can spend this summer

“Between the Covers”                


Children have a summer reading program, teens have theirs, and adults have their own, too—Between the Covers!  Martin County Library System plans numerous activities for adults to take part in this summer.  In addition to reading opportunities and incentives, your days—and nights—will be filled with dancing, murder mystery, nature exploration, astronomy, trivia and altered books.  Program funding and prizes are provided by the six MCLS Friends groups.  All events are free and open to the public.

Attend one or more of the special events scheduled at Martin County community libraries from June 1 through August 7 and you will qualify to be registered for a prize at the end of summer drawing on August 13.  Or, beginning May 26, pick up an Adult Summer Reading Log at any Martin County library beginning May 26, log at least 10 hours of reading (listening) online at or return it to the library to be entered in a drawing for the Adult Reading Prize featured at your home library. 

Calling all photographers!  Help us capture Martin County at night!  We will feature nighttime photos on our website this summer.  Email your photos of Martin County (digital copies you don’t mind sharing) to or bring by copies we can keep.  Visit for details.  Help make our online photo gallery a fun representation of our community after sunset!  Everyone is invited to view the photos and enjoy refreshments at the Martin County at Night Photography Reception on August 11 from 11:00 a.m. to noon at the Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound.

Martin County Library System Summer Reading programs end August 11, but we hope you continue reading and spreading the joy of reading long after!

Adult Summer Reading Program Special Events:

• Friday, June 1, 5:00 p.m., Lights Out: Sea Turtles – presented by Florida Oceanographic Society
Hoke Library, 1150 N.W. Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach

• Thursday, June 7, 6:30 p.m., A Tour of the Universe – presented by Lawrence Crary, Vice-President of the Treasure Coast Astronomical Society
Robert Morgade Library, Chastain Campus, Indian River State College, 5851 S. E. Community Drive, Stuart 34997

• Saturday, July 14, 2:00 p.m., Playing with Books – altered books workshop
Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart 34996

• Saturday, July 28, 3:00 p.m., Night Moves – traditional Latin dance instruction
Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 S.W. Adams Avenue, Indiantown 34956

• Friday, August 3, 6:00 p.m., Trivia Night – knowledge challenge, prizes, refreshments
Cummings Library, 2251 S.W. Matheson Avenue, Palm City 34990

• Tuesday, August 7, 6:30 p.m., Mystery Night – “Who Am I?” game and Mystery Writer Challenge conclusion
Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 S.W. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound 33455

For details about these events or to learn more about the Martin County Library System, visit the library website at or call (772) 221-1403.



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