Summer Reading for Adults
It's almost the end of the school year. For students, parents, and librarians everywhere the end of classes means summer reading lists from school have been tucked into backpacks and posted on school websites so that children and young adults can maintain there literacy skills over the long summer vacation. But what about adults? Not to be left out of the feeling of reading fun over the vacation months, adult readers want suggestions about what to read during the summer too. Traditionally, summer reading for adults, often called 'beach reads,' and not to be confused with the Edith Wharton and Nathaniel Hawthorne tomes assigned to high-school students, are as light in theme and tone as they are heavy in weight. People want a good, long 'page turner' to while away the hours in the summer months. That's why the librarians at the Berkeley Heights Public Library have created a special 'Summer Reading' pin board on the popular website Pinterest. We will be adding images to that board and the nineteen other Berkeley Heights Library Pinterest boards all summer long, so check back often for your summer reading needs.
We encourage our library patrons to follow us, repin our pins, or just browse our summer reading book suggestions. You do not have to have an account to browse our Pinterest boards. If you want to learn how to use Pinterest, the library will be offering a class for beginners soon, date to be determined. Call the Reference Desk if you are interested in attending the class.
The library is also on the following social media sites where we put up book lists, brief reviews or reading suggestions from time to time.
So take a look at the librarians' book tweets and Facebook updates for reading ideas.
What books are on your summer reading list? Take a look at this beach reads post for some reading suggestions.