There’s really nothing like summertime on the East coast.  It’s a time for the beach, backyard baseball and barbecues.  After this year’s long winter (Snowmageddon anyone?), the first hints at summer had me racing out the door into the bright sunlight. But as any East Coaster knows too well, summers here can get hot.  And humid.  And just around the 4th of July I feel that all too familiar itch for a change in latitude.  Over the next few weeks I’ll be sailing towards French Polynesia, trying my hand at swordfish fishing off the coast of Massachusetts, exploring the dramatic coastline of the Pacific Northwest, and on a steamship headed up the Congo River.  And I’m not even leaving my air conditioned apartment to do it.  And with CCPL’s Adult Summer Reading Program, you can sail away anytime to a dream destination.

Whether your schedule this summer is too hectic for a vacation or your wallet is too light, no port of call is out of reach for you at the library.  Hop aboard the U.S.S. Summer Reading and plan your own literary adventure by customizing an itinerary chock full of great reads.  Think of each section in the library as your personal passport to faraway lands, exciting outings and lots of fun on the open seas.  Click here to begin your adventure and “book” your cruise today.  You can print out your itinerary here or see any library travel agent to begin your adventure.  Just for participating in CCPL’s Adult Summer Reading program, you could sail away with some nifty nautical prizes like tickets to Hershey Park, a summertime survival kit, or a gardener’s toolkit.

Let us know what literary lands you plan to explore (or are revisiting) this summer!

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  • RD Posted June 11th, 2010

    Ahhhhh, reading is always fantastic, but reading in the summertime, in the shade, with a cold beverage and a view of the river? How much better can it get? Sometimes staycations with a book you can’t put down are the very best kind.