2018 Summer Reading Program for Adults

Pick Your Books - Pick Your Prize!

Pick Your Books -- Pick Your Prize!

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Lane Library and donations by our sponsors, the library this year will provide a $5 prize ticket to every adult who reads 4 books on any topic or in any genre.  Beginning on June 18th, 2018 and running through August 3rd, patrons can pick up either a "Reader's Choice" card or one of our 11 different "Challenge" cards and start their summer reading adventure.  On the back of each card is a list of recommended books by our staff members as well as some alternative learning activities that count as book choices.  Made it through 3 books on science and discovery?  Relax for a bit and visit a museum or the McAuliffe-Shepard planetarium with a library pass -- that will finish off your card!  Readers who complete 4 books / activities can get their bookmark stamped for a $5 prize of their choice from the Depot Cafe, Marelli's Market, or Sanborn's Candies.  Fancy some chocolate and mixed nuts to go with that great latte from the Depot Cafe?  Read 8 more books for two additional prize cards, and visit all 3 of our sponsors.

Summer Concerts at Lane Library

Marc Black

Marc Black, a recent inductee into the New York Chapter of the Blues Hall of Fame, has created an engaging and humorous journey down memory lane as he revisits some of the best music from the 50s and 60s.  Marc uses a wide range of popular songs including favorites like Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, great rock tunes like Blue Suede Shoes and moving folk songs like Dylan's Blowin' in the Wind to provide an experience that leaves audiences feeling good about where we are and where we've been.  Marc will be performing at the library on Tuesday, June 26th at 6:30 PM, and the program is free and open to all. Families welcome!

Ramblin Richard

Richard Kruppa, known musically as "Ramblin' Richard" performs songs folks love to hear and fondly remember.  People of all ages love the music from the World War II era, and Kruppa's Songs and Stories from the War Years is an entertaining and informative program that looks back at music that filled the airwaves and hearts of people across the nation.  While accompanying himself on the guitar, 5-string banjo and baritone ukulele, Richard tells the remarkable stories behind each song -- how they came to be, what was happening in the world, and how they dealt with issues of the time.  Richard will be at the library on Tuesday, July 10th at 6:30 PM, and his program is open to all ages.

Mike Rogers

Blind songwriter, guitarist and poet Mike Rogers presents scenes and characters crafted from his life experiences of seventy-five years. The show is laced with Mike's wry humor and paints portraits of people "outside the circle" in song, storytelling, and poetry.  Sometimes edgy, sometimes gentle, his characters are all real people from his journey through life and he places emphasis on understanding and accepting others.  Mike has performing for over 45 years, and accompanies himself on his guitar and signature harmonica.  The other two members of the Mike Rogers Trio are Mike's wife Beverly, who adds harmony vocals and his long-time friend and gbandmate Dan MacLellan on bass and harmony vocals.  Mike will present his program at the library on Tuesday, July 24th at 6:30 PM.  The program is free, family-friendly, and open to all.