Much like the summer reading programs where youth can earn rewards by reading, the library is encouraging adults to “read responsibly” with their Books&Brews502 program through February. Participants can register on the program web site and then participate in events to earn points and a chance to win passes or tickets to museums, concerts, performances and an array of other gifts. The next event is a “read in” at Old Louisville Brewery, 625 W. Magnolia Ave. where readers are invited to enjoy a book and a brew this Sunday, January 28 from 3-8 p.m. You can show your library card and receive $1 off all pints. (You can also sign up for a library card at the brewery from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

“The library reached out to us and we like to do a lot of community engagement,” said employee Jennifer Fraley, “We hope to do more where even book groups can come in or future events with the library. It’s a great opportunity to be more involved in the community.”

The Books&Brews502 program also has upcoming events at other breweries and coffee shops as well as special events like adult “preschool” and theatrical after hours events like The Roast of Stephen King and nights at Against the Grain featuring discussions about things like Batman and Harry Potter. Register, see the list of events and check out the prizes on the library web site.