The new year means setting new goals, and the Park Ridge Library is challenging patrons to “leap into books” by participating in the Winter Reading Club. Beginning Thursday, January 2, Library patrons of all ages can register online at https://parkridgelib.beanstack.org/ or in person. The club runs until Leap Day, Saturday, February 29. All participants who register on January 2 will receive a bonus prize.
Adults who read four books or read for 16 hours between January 2 and February 29 will be entered in a drawing to win gift cards to local businesses.
Teens and children who read for 20 days between January 2 and February 29 will receive a prize book. Prize books are provided by the Friends of the Park Ridge Library.
Like last year, participants can use Beanstack to register online and track their progress. Patrons can create a free account for themselves or their whole family, and the Beanstack mobile app for Apple or Android devices to help readers record their progress wherever they might be caught reading.
“There are plenty of good reasons to read more this winter,” said Laura Scott, Adult Services manager. “Cold temperatures and short days make the idea of staying inside with a book really enticing, and setting reading goals for the new year is a great third excuse to cozy up with the latest novel, thriller or nonfiction book. Our Winter Reading Club is a great way to challenge oneself to read more in 2020.”
“Kids and teens will be heading back to school soon, so the Winter Reading Club is a great way to make sure they’re enjoying reading for fun as a break from school work,” said Staci Greenwald, manager of the Library’s Children’s Services department. “And for preschoolers and younger, the Winter Reading Club is a fun way to make reading part of a daily routine.”
Registration beings January 2 online and in person at the Library. For more information about the Winter Reading Clubs, call 847-825-3123.