Winter Reading 2023: Donut Forget to Read a Latte!

Winter Reading 2023

It’s the punniest Winter Reading Program ever! Donut forget to read a latte this winter! From December 29 to January 29th, you can get your fill of books and sweet treats during the library’s Winter Reading Program.

To complete the Winter Reading Program, you just need to read 400 minutes over 4 weeks. To help keep track of all those reading minutes, the library will again be using Reader Zone. If you haven’t tried Reader Zone, it is an easy to use app that not only helps you keep track of your minutes, but it will also help you keep track of the books you have read. When you sign into the Reader Zone app, it will ask you for a code.

Reader Zone codes
Adult c65eb
Teen 011d9
Children 56e8d

You can also access Reader Zone on computers at home or here at the library. Accounts can be set up in advance, but you can’t log minutes until the first day of Winter Reading, which is December 29th. We will also have paper reading logs available at the children’s and main circulation desks.

Join us on Friday, December 29th for the Winter Reading Program kickoff. We’ll be serving coffee and donut holes from Jack’s Donuts on the upper level of the library and treats for kids in the Children’s Department.

The grand prize for both adults and teens will be gift cards from a variety of local coffee shops, Cafe Royal, The Press, Twin Lions, Scooters and Cafe Neo and a gift card from Jack’s Donuts.
The grand prize for kids will be a basket full of fun treats. There will be a prize for every child who completes half of the program. Every child who completes the program will receive a book.

To be eligible for the grand prize, you need to complete the Winter Reading Program. Your name will be entered into a drawing for a prize. Winners will be announced on Monday, January 29th.

The month of January will be filled with programs for adults and teens celebrating coffee and donuts. Children’s programs include Tiny Tots Storytime Wednesdays at 10am and Alphabet Storytime Friday at 10am.

Adult Programs

“The Fascinating Origins and History of Coffee”
Thursday, January 11th
6:00pm – 7:00pm in the TeenScape
Learn about how the history of coffee has impacted today’s society with local historian, Mark Watson.
Registration Required.

DIY: Coffee Candles
Thursday, January 18th
6:00pm – 7:00pm in the TeenScape
Create your own coffee scented candles.
Ages 18+. Registration required.

DIY: Book-themed Coffee Cup
Thursday, Jan 25th
6:00pm – 7:00pm in the TeenScape
Use the library’s Cricut to decorate a coffee cup in a bookish theme.
Ages 18+. Registration required.

Teen Programs

Teen Tuesday: DIY Donuts
Tuesday, January 9th
4:00pm – 5:00pm in the TeenScape
Make (and eat) your own donuts!
Teens grades 6-12. Registration Required

Donut Seed Planting
Tuesday, January 16th
4:00pm – 5:00pm in the TeenScape
Plant donut “seeds” with other teens while learning about the library’s Seed Library program and winter sowing.
Teens grades 6-12. Registration Required

Donut Reading Party
Tuesday, January 23rd
4:00pm – 5:00pm in the TeenScape
Finish up your Winter Reading challenge by joining us for 2 hours of reading and eating Jack’s donuts.
Grades 6-12. Registration required for donuts.

For more information about Winter Reading, check out the library calendar online or pick up the library’s newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram or X (Twitter) for the latest Winter Reading news.

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