Winter Reading Program

Winter Reading Program's bookshelf: read

A Slow Dissolve of Egrets
The Firekeeper’s Daughter
How To Sleep With The Boss
For the Wolf
The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline
Skip Beat!, Vol. 02
Dear One A Message of Love: About Grief, Loss, and the Art of Healing
Lessons at the School by the Sea
I Carry Your Heart
Us Against You
As You Like It
The Untitled Books
Something Wilder
The Final Gambit
Damage Control
A Mirror Mended
The Woman in Me
The Frozen River

Winter Reading Program's favorite books »

January 2  - February 29, 2024

Adults / Teens

Adult Reading Program LogoWinter Survival Lit(Kit) participants can increase their chances of winning a prize by participating in Winter Reads - enter the drawing for every book you read in January and February!  To participate, pick up a Lit Kit at the library, or print your own from here!

Winter Reading Bookmarks

Families with Children ages Kdg - 8th Grade

Winter Family Book Club Logo

  • The idea behind a family book club is that everyone in your family, despite all age differences, reads the same book. 
  • Family can mean many things; invite friends and extended family too! Once the book has been read, whether aloud together or separately, gather as a family in person or virtually to discuss and do activities together. Everyone benefits!
  • Choose one of our junior books in a bag (8-10 books per kit), check out a book from our library display, or check out these free award-nominated books online! 
    • MYRA Nominated Books (If it asks for your library, type "eBooks MN" and try your library card number)
  • Pick up a family book club form at the library or print your own today to get started!  Prize Drawing for completing book reviews by February 29!  
  • Family reading time can build positive relationships between adults and children. It’s an awesome way for grown-ups and kids to connect and it encourages younger kids to want to read independently. Conversations about books read together can spark new dialogues between multi-generational age groups! 

Preschoolers - ages 0-6

1000 Books Before Kdg1000 Books Before Kindergarten

This program encourages families to read 1,000 books with their children before they enter kindergarten.
Yes, you can repeat books, and storytime books count too! Kids who start later will still have time to complete the program before Kindergarten. Prizes will be given for every 100 books read, and you’ll get a certificate and prize at the end of the program!  This self-paced program begins when you sign up!  Pick up a purple folder at the library complete with tracking sheets, instructions, and stickers!