2019 Adult Summer Reading Program


Join us this summer to celebrate A Universe of Stories at the Library. Beginning June 13th and ending August 6, grab a bingo card and fill out 4 squares in a row.

Then drop your card into the Library to be in the running for a fun prize!

Winners drawn August 6 at 12 noon.

Download a Bingo Card or pick one up from the Library.

Community One Read: October Sky by Homer Hickam

Starting June 13, 2019 free paperback copies are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Pick your copy up at the Library front desk. One per patron or family, please. Sponsored by the San Juan Island Library Adult and Youth Services.

The Film, October Sky
Saturday, July 27 at 7 PM

Party and Book Discussion
Saturday, Aug. 3 at 7 PM

Read the Memoir, Watch the Movie and Dare to Dream!

It was 1957, the year Sputnik raced across the Appalachian sky, and the small town of Coalwood, West Virginia, was slowly dying. Faced with an uncertain future, Sonny Hickam (aka Homer Hickam, Jr.) nurtured a dream: to learn how to build a rocket so he could work in the space business.

The introspective son of Homer Hickam, the mine superintendent, and Elsie Lavender Hickam, a woman determined to get her sons out of Coalwood forever, Sonny gathered in five other boys and convinced them to help him.

Along the way, the boys learn not only how to turn scraps of metal into sophisticated rockets but manage to give the people of Coalwood hope that the future will be brighter, at least for their children.

As Sonny’s parents fight in different ways to save their sons, and the people of Coalwood come together to help their Rocket Boys, Sonny and the Big Creek Missile Agency light up the sky with their flaming projectiles and dreams of glory.

Special thanks to The Friends of the San Juan Island Library for financially supporting the entire Summer Reading Program.  Due to their generosity and commitment, the Summer Reading Program is free for all children and families.