Winter Reading

Winter Reading is coming…

Registration begins today!

From December 13th to February 13th, you can earn a chance to win free books and our grand prize. All you need to do…is read!

You can sign up to participate by visiting the library, giving us a call at (606) 784-7137, or using our online form. Scroll to the bottom of this page to find a link to the digital registration form. Everyone of every age is invited! When you register, we’ll have a Winter Reading bag for you to pick up that includes a reading log, which you can use to track your reading and turn in to eligible for our prize drawings. And don’t forget to join our Facebook event, too, so you can share your reading progress with others and see what everyone else is reading along with you!

How to Participate

We want you to read—it doesn’t matter what! Physical books, graphic novels, ebooks, even listening to audiobooks counts. When you register, we’ll give you the appropriate bag for your age category:

  • Babies (0-35 months)
  • Children (3-5 years)
  • Children (6-8)
  • Children (9-12)
  • Teens (13-17)
  • Adults (18 and older)

Then, all you have to do is read age-appropriate books for your category, track them on the log that comes in your bag, and turn that log in at the end of our Winter Reading program!

If you prefer digital reading for any reason, give our apps a try! Visit our digital resources page to get started with Libby, Hoopla, Freading, or Tumblebooks; all you need is your library card, and we’re happy to help you out in person or over the phone, if you’re new to any of these services. There’s never been a better time to try them out (especially since they have separate borrowing limits)!

Prizes

Eligibility for prizes is determined by the number of age-appropriate books each participant reads. All babies will automatically get two (2) free books! Other age categories must log a minimum amount of reading in order to earn two (2) free books for that category:

  • Children (3-5 years): 5 or more books
  • Children (6-8): 3 or more books
  • Children (9-12): 2 or more books
  • Teens (13-17): 2 or more books
  • Adults (18 and older): 3 or more books

Teens and adults who read five (5) or more age-appropriate books will be entered into our grand prize drawing: In addition to the free books they can already earn, they’ll have a chance to snag a CoffeeTree Books gift card!

We’ll announce our winners on social media at the end of the program, and prize pickup will be from February 14th through February 19th.

…and More!

We’ll be kicking off Winter Reading on the same day as our Holly Jolly Holiday Drive-Through, so come join us for that, too! On December 13th, the library will close at 4pm, and the event will run from 5-7pm. We won’t be taking individual photos with Santa this year, but you can still wave to him and Mrs. Claus, Pete the Cat, and other storybook characters while you enjoy our light display. Every child will receive a free book, treats, and a craft to take home—and you can listen to Miss Sandy read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas over your radio by tuning to 106.1 FM!

On top of that, we’ll also have a winter-themed I Spy window throughout December and January. Stop by and let us know what you find there!

Register for Winter Reading Online