Winter Reading


If you missed the Winter Reading finale…

You can still pick out prizes and books at the Children’s Area NOW-March 13. For all ages!
Don’t forget your reading logs!


It’s Winter Reading time at your Rowan County Public Library!

Registration begins on December 16 in the Children’s Area for ALL AGES.

Earn prizes by signing up and recording books read during our Winter Reading event, December 16, 2019 – March 7, 2020. Record your reads on your reading log provided inside your Winter Reading bag. Bring your reading logs to the finale day on March 7 at 1:00 pm to receive free books and to enter for our *prize drawings. (Scroll down for more information about prize drawings.) Prizes will be drawn from the following categories: Mother Goose, Ages 3-12, Teen, Adult

Weekly Activities for Ages birth – 36 months
Join us in the Children’s Area for stories and playtime on every Tuesday at 10:15 am

Weekly Activities for Ages 3-12
Join us in the Children’s Area for themed stories and crafts for ages 3-12 on every Monday and Thursday at 4:00 pm (beginning in January 2020)
New crafts every week! Pick one day to come each week.

  Everyone who participates will be awarded prizes at the Winter Reading finale event on March 7 at 1:00 pm.

For Teens & Adults

Join us for these winter-themed events at the Library!


*Details of prize drawings:
Ages 12 & under – Everyone that comes to the finale event on March 7 will be entered for their age prize drawing.

Teens & Adults – Read a minimum of 5 age-appropriate books to have your name entered for the prize drawing AND participants may also earn prize entries for attending events, too! For teens & adults, the maximum amount of prize entries is 6 per person.

FOR EXAMPLE: If you read 7 books and attend four adult Winter Reading events and you make an origami creation from our origami station near the Young Adult Area, you will have a total of 6 entries into the prize drawing for the adult prize. See your reading logs for more details.

Different Ways to Read? Look and See!

Not only can you read a physical book but your RCPL has many other formats of reading available for everyone!

You may choose to listen to audiobooks or read books/eBooks/magazines/graphic novels.

Audio Books – Can be checked out digitally and in-house.
(In-house Formats: CD, PLAYAWAY, and MP3 Downloadable)

Did you know? You can also download eBooks & audiobooks free from Hoopla, Libby/OverDrive, or Freading at AND pre-loaded Kindles with eBooks are available near the front desk.

The Origami Station

Don’t be bored this winter… Learn origami!

Learn how to make origami creations from our Origami Station located near the Young Adult Area.

How does it work?
Pick out a kit located at the Origami Station.
Each kit includes instructions and decorated paper. You may choose from many designs and create your origami at the Library or take it home for later.

There will be an origami-themed prize drawing for participants who submit their origami creations to be displayed at the Library.
Participants may also enter for the prize drawing by taking a photo of their origami creations and posting them on social media with this hashtag #BoragamiRCPL


Winter Reading dates are from December 16, 2019 – March 7, 2020