Walker World of Stories

For this year’s adult summer reading, the library will be hosting a diverse selection of programs designed to help facilitate the discovery of new stories.

June 24 – September 24

The library challenges you to read EIGHT books from the following categories listed on the Summer Reading Challenge Card. That’s only two books a month!

For those who have completed the Summer Reading Challenge Card, you can either read eight more books to earn additional entries or you can complete the Summer Reading Additional Entries Card.

To further broaden support for the library, we have created a grand-slam category. Completion of the Summer Reading Grand Slam automatically qualifies participants for the Summer Reading Challenge prize pack.


  • GRAND PRIZE: 6-month subscription to Book-of-the-Month Club, a box of Black Dinah Maine Farm Market Truffles, and $25 gift certificates to Daily Grind, Quill Books, and Roots Cafe.
  • Consolation Prizes: three readers will win either a $25 gift certificate from Daily Grind, Quill Books, or Roots Cafe.
  • Everyone is welcome to participate, even if you don’t have a Walker Memorial Library card.
  • You can read children’s books, young adult books, and/or adult books, as long as they fall under a category.

Please e-mail the completed cards to walkerworldofstories@walkerlibrary.org or print and drop it off at the front desk.

**All PDF files can be filled and saved using the free application Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (link here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/ ). When downloading, make sure to un-check all optional offers.**

The library will be a part of the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine State Library’s ReadME program, a statewide community read that encourages readers across Maine to read two books recommended by a fellow Maine author.

For 2019, Tess Gerritsen has chosen Susan Conley’s Paris Was the Place and Sarah Perry’s After the Eclipse: A Mother’s Murder, a Daughter’s Search. Both books will be available to borrow at the library’s lending desk starting Monday, June 24th. The book discussion dates are as follows.

  • Thursday, August 1 at 6PM – Paris Was the Place, book discussion led by Erin Curren
  • Thursday, August 29 at 6PM – After the Eclipse, book discussion led by Kelly Day and Joan Austin

We would like to thank the Friends of WML for sponsoring the ReadME program.