“Groundbreaking Reads” is the theme for Washington County Free Library’s 2013 Adult Summer Reading Program.
Groundbreaking books of the reader’s choice, including fiction or nonfiction, new or not-so-new releases, will be explored.
Or if you prefer, pick up some music CDs, a movie or an audio book. The library has them, too.
Participants can go to src.washcolibrary.org and download free music from the Freegal site, read a magazine at Zinio or download a book for portable readers from its eLibrary.
Registration begins Saturday. The program is open to those age 18 and older.
The program will run through Aug. 3.
Visit a local branch library to register and pick up a game packet or register and download game boards online at src.washcolibrary.org.
Readers are encouraged to complete a variety of pencil games and enter weekly prize drawings for theme-related merchandise such as tote bags, T-shirts, notepads, tickets to visit the Discovery Station Museum in downtown Hagerstown and tickets to a Maryland Symphony Orchestra Masterworks concert during the 2013-14 season.
Participants can enter the Groundbreaking Reads Grand Prize drawing for a Kindle Fire HD by submitting short reviews for books read during the summer.
Book reviews will be accepted at all library branches June 3 through Aug. 2.
Mark your calendar to attend a Groundbreaking Rules visit with author, hiker and National Geographic Adventurer of the year, Jennifer Pharr Davis at 7 p.m. on July 15, at the Williamsport Branch Library, 104 E. Potomac St.
She has trekked more than 12,000 miles on six different continents and holds the overall record on the Appalachian Trail, having completed the 2,181-mile trail in just 46 days — an average of 47 miles per day.
In 2008, she was named the Blue Ridge Outdoors Person of the Year.
She has written five books and will be available for a book signing following the presentation. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
Sponsors for the 2013 adult summer reading club include: Friends of the Library, Discovery Station Museum, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, What’s NXT and Western Maryland Regional Library.