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Penticton Reads 2024: Adult Summer Reading

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Explore your summer in style!

Travel back in time with us to the 1920s, the era of jazz, cinema, fashion, and prohibition! Don't be a wet blanket. Put on your glad rags, grab your blower (phone), and join us for a first rate program, made for adults. You can participate online, or with a physical booklet, whatever you prefer!

Do fun activities, read exciting books, and enter tickets to win prizes! (Our three grand prize restaurants this year are: Theos, Ashoka Indian Cuisine, and The Black Antler)

The program starts: July 8th, and runs until August 23, 2024


You must register to participate in Penticton Reads. Please follow the link Penticton Reads: Adult Summer Reading to fill out the form!

Physical Resources

In your welcome packages you will get materials to work with this summer. For other items, we have:

  • Books/Audiobooks/Magazines: Dive into a world of endless reading possibilities at Penticton Public Library! From books and audiobooks to magazines, we've got all your literary needs covered. Come explore and expand your horizons with us!
  • DVDs/Blu-Ray: Immerse yourself in the world of cinema from the comfort of your own home with our extensive collection of DVDs and Blu-Rays!
  • Telescopes: We offer easy-to-use, portable telescopes for loan. Through telescope lending we hope to inspire our citizens with a rewarding introduction to the world of astronomy, stimulate interest in science and foster scientific literacy. We chose a Dobsonian type telescope, because it is considered to be the easiest to use for beginners!
  • Birdwatching Backpacks: Birdwatching has come to The Penticton Public Library! Birdwatching Backpacks come armed with everything you need for your birdwatching adventure!
  • Board Games: Step into a world of fun and strategy with our extensive board game collection at The Penticton Public Library! Whether you're a seasoned strategist or a casual player, our diverse selection offers something for everyone. From classic favourites to modern marvels, come explore the joy of tabletop gaming with us.

Online Resources

  • Kanopy: The Penticton Public Library provides patrons access to Kanopy, which has a collection of over 30,000 streaming documentaries, movies, and educational videos.
  • Libby: Download and listen to Audiobooks, eBooks, and magazines for your computer and portable devices! (Also known as Overdrive, or BC Libraries2 Go)
  • Pressreader: Pressreader: PressReader gives you access to over 6,000 publications from over 100 countries in 60+ languages.
  • Hoopla: Hoopla: Instantly borrow digital movies, TV series, music, eBooks, comics, and audiobooks on or the hoopla mobile app. Visit our hoopla help page for more info & assistance.
  • Explora Canada: A place to find information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects, such as art and music, literature, geography, language, arts, history, math, science, social studies an d more.
  • Mango Languages: Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English.