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Let’s crank up the reading thermometer through the cold winter months!

Our annual all-ages Winter Reading Program kicks off Dec. 1 with a goal of collectively reading 1,000 books across North Central Washington through the end of January.

The winter program is designed to motivate people to read by setting goals, logging their completed books or minutes read, and getting ideas from library staff and other library patrons.

“Our winter program is all about reading for fun and creating a culture of reading across our five-county library district,” said Jessica Lynch, Teen Services Manager for NCW Libraries. “We want people to be excited about reading, share their love of books, and be inspired and encouraged by each other.”

People can participate in the Winter Reading Program in two ways:

  1. Set personal reading goals and track them on printed reading logs available from any of NCW Libraries’ 30 branches in Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Okanogan and Ferry counties or the community bookmobiles. Logs that are completed and returned to the libraries will help meet reading goals set for each community.
  2. Sign up online using the Beanstack app and help the library district reach its system-wide goal of reading 1,000 books.

Children who meet their goals can choose from a selection of rubber duckies available at libraries and on the bookmobiles. People of all ages who participate online will earn digital raffle tickets for prize drawings.

We will be offering reading suggestions through library displays and our Facebook and Instagram pages, and library patrons will be encouraged to make book recommendations and write book reviews.

Register for the Winter Reading Program starting Dec. 1 at a community library, bookmobile, or online.

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