Lane Library Plans Reading Contest For Adults

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By Darrell Eifert, Adult Services Librarian

Special to the Atlantic News

Atlantic News, Friday, June 9, 2006

[The following article is courtesy of Atlantic News]

BOOKING A LIBRARY CAREER — Adult Services Librarian Darrell Eifert is pictured here with a group of Hampton Academy seventh graders who visited the Lane Memorial Library’s display table during Career Day.
[Atlantic News Photo by Liz Premo]

HAMPTON -- The Lane Memorial Library in Hampton invites adults to s-t-r-e-t-c-h their minds this summer by getting into a good book or two — or more. Along with “Treasure Reading,” a new pirate-themed program offered in the Children’s Room this summer, the library will have a fun and challenging reading contest for adults.

Those who sign up for Hampton READS will be able to pick out books from 20 different categories including health, science, history, fiction (all kinds), how-to, and biographies. Each participant fills out a "Hampton READS" prize card; every five books read wins a free ice cream from McDonald’s or Baskin-Robbins.

If readers complete the special "Sun Challenge Row,” they will receive a set of note cards featuring the paintings of Ruth Stimson, a beloved Hampton resident known for her work in conservation, history, gardening and art. These note cards have been specially commissioned by the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library, and are also available for purchase at the library circulation desk.

For more details and a comprehensive list of reading suggestions in each category, visit www.hampton., where patrons can also download and print their own prize card. Or, call the Lane Memorial Library at (603) 926-3368 for additional information.

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