“Smitten with Reading”— January 2 - February 28
Start the year off right by joining one of our Reading Clubs for adults, teens or children beginning January 2 and running through February 28. Readers of all ages will have the opportunity to win fantastic prizes (sponsored by the Friends of the Library) if they meet their reading goals. Besides print, you can download eBooks or listen to audiobooks. Last winter, 927 readers participated in the Winter Reading Clubs.
This year’s theme “Smitten with Reading” encourages you to pursue your love of reading and cozy up to a good book. If you need any suggestions, download our librarians’ 2017 favorites from the front page of the website or feel free to stop at one of the service desks for recommendations. Patrons can register online or in person.
Make the most of winter with a good book! Sign up at the Reader Services desk to receive your Winter Reading log. When you have read four titles, return your completed log to the Reader Services desk to be entered to win gift cards from local businesses. Last year, 177 people read 698 books – an increase of nearly 15% over the previous year. Prizes included gift cards to TeaLula, Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, Pickwick Theater, Beer on the Wall, and Holts. Participants signing up on the first day will receive a bonus prize (while supplies last). Clink link to go to registration page.
Everyone has a chance to earn prizes this winter. To take advantage of the winter break, the Teen Reading Club started December 1. Teens who read three books will get a free paperback and be entered a great raffle prize. Sign up online or stop by the Teen Loft to sign up in person. You’ll be entered to win a Starbucks gift card just for signing up!
Upon signing up, each child will get a mitten to decorate that will be on display in the Children’s department. The Winter Reading Club encourages kids and families to read every day this winter. When children reach their goals of reading at least 20 days— they will get to choose a book to keep for their home library! Last year, 723 kids participated in the Winter Reading Club and 389 finished their goals totaling 7780 days of reading.