Due to the weather-related closings, we have extended our Winter Reading program through Sunday, February 3. The youth prize drawing will be held on Monday, February 4, and youth participants who have earned a book prize have until Friday, February 15 to select their book. Adult participants can use their Friends' Bookstore coupon through the end of February.
Cozy up with the library for our Winter Reading program. It's an opportunity to warm up with books, magazines, music, and movies, while earning chances to win great prizes. You can even stay warm inside and log your reading online!
If you're feeling stuck on what to read next, browse our reading lists or stop by one of our service desks to ask for a recommendation. You can also download an eBook or eAudiobook to enjoy—they count for Winter Reading, too.
Adult Winter Reading Program
Our Adult Reading Program lets you earn chances to win prizes for reading books and magazines, watching movies, and listening to music. When you log at least four items, you'll get a travel tumbler and a gift book. We'll also have weekly raffles for gift cards and a Grand Prize drawing for an iPad mini. Pick up a log at the Fiction and Media desk or sign up and track your log your reading activities online.
Youth Winter Reading Program
Our Youth Winter Reading Program invites kids to play our fun bingo game which gives them opportunities to win prizes for completing literacy activities, like reading in their pajamas or playing a board game. Pick up a log at the Youth Services desk or log your child's reading activities online.
How Do I Participate?
You can sign up and can turn in your reading log at one of our service desks, or you can track your activities online.
Want to log your reading activities online? Here's how it works:
- Visit our ReadSquared page.
- From the top right of the page, click Register (to create a new account) or Login (if you already have an account). If you created an account for our Summer Reading program, you can use the same account information to log in.
- Once you log in, to add a reading activity, click the "Enter Activity" button.
- Enter your book, magazine, movie or music album and click the "Submit" button.
If you're having trouble logging in, please call the Youth Services department at 847-272-4300 or the Fiction & Media department at 847-272-2958.