Winter Reading Extravaganza

Dec 26, 2020 | News, Kids

Our Winter Reading program has begun at the DeKalb Public Library, and we are ready to have some fun! Just like Summer Reading, this will be a virtual program hosted by READsquared. Just go to the DKPL’s READsquared link, log in, and you are ready to go!

Here are the details that you need to be successful:

  1. The program runs from December 23 to January 6.
  2. Read for three hours. Whether you read to your little one, your emerging reader reads to you, or a more confident reader reads alone, three total hours is all you need to win fun prizes!
  3. When you reach three hours (180 minutes) and log them into the program, we will contact you to pick up your prizes through curbside pickup.
  4. While supplies last, we have some great prizes: a candy cane, one of two snow globes, and coupons to some great local restaurants!

Are you worried because you think you don’t have enough books to read? Never fear! Pick out specific books by inputting your library card information into PrairieCat. Put the books that you want on hold, and when they are ready, pick them up at curbside pickup. Do you not know where to begin because you are unsure of specific titles or authors? Then try our new Grab Bag service where you tell us your child’s reading level and what their favorite topics are, and we will pick out five books that meet your criteria. We will then wrap them up in a brown bag with a treat of your choice, and voila! Your child gets a reading surprise at home.

If you are in the mood to try out a service that will help you select books that you can then request on PrairieCat, check out NoveList, the second link down on the linked page. It will take you to a really nifty book selector that has pre-made lists, or create your own list based on your current mood. When you first open the link, the default is for adult books, but you can easily switch to books appropriate for ages 0-8 or ages 9-12.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s start reading!



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