August is Read a Romance Month at Eckhart Public Library!
Just like the name implies, in August we are encouraging people to read a romance novel – any romance novel. You can read a contemporary romance, a historical romance, something paranormal, or even something with more spice than plot.
Everybody who tries reading a romance can put their name in a drawing to win a Read a Romance Month Prize Pack. All you have to do is fill out a slip that says you read a romance novel and turn it in at the Information Desk at the Main Library. Everybody who reads a romance will also get a Read A Romance Month button.
Not sure what to read? We will have a display of romance novels on the main level of the Main Library through the entire month! If none of these novels interest you, speak to a librarian about other options from our collection.
During the month, we will also have a weekly Romance Novel Cover Contest on Facebook. Visit the library’s Facebook page each week to see an old-school romance cover, and comment with your best clever caption. Each week’s winner will receive a prize (of the chocolate variety). Even though the covers have improved quite a bit from the kitschy covers from the 1980s and 1990s, it will still be a lot of fun!
We will also have three Read a Romance Month events:
- Author Visit—Kyra Jacobs: Hear from Fort Wayne romance author Kyra Jacobs, author of the Hometown Heroes series. She will talk about writing, and sell and sign copies of her books. Books will cost $10. Tuesday, August 4, 6:30-8 p.m., Close Community Room.
- Romance Cover Crafts: Make crafts from the kitschy covers of 1980s and 1990s romance novels. Crafts include coasters, jewelry boxes, and more. Wednesday, August 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Close Community Room.
- Romance Book Chat: Talk about romance novels! Read a romance—any romance!—and discuss it, and the genre, with other readers. Refreshments will be served. Tuesday, August 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Close Community Room.
Keep an eye on Charlie Chat to read more, including discussions about the romance genre, book recommendations, and more!