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Hot Reads, Cold Nights

January 3, 2014 by  
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We’re trying something new at Boyd County Public Library this winter.

Participation in our summer reading program for adults has grown steadily since it began five years ago, and several of those readers have asked “Why don’t you do something like this in the winter?” Your wish is our command!

The first-ever winter reading program for adults  runs from Jan. 6 through March 31. We’re calling it “Hot Reads, Cold Nights” and we’re hoping that many of you will want to take part.hot reads for cold nights coffee mug

Winter is a great time to snuggle up with a cozy blanket, a warm mug and a good read. Wouldn’t you agree?

This program works similarly to the summer one – you write brief reviews of the books you read, and earn rewards based on the number of books. For five books, you get lip balm; at 10 books, we’ll give you a pair of winter gloves; and for 15 books (the top level), you’ll earn a mug and an ice scraper – all handy things to have around this time of year.

Book reviews don’t have to be lengthy (25-word minimum), and you can either fill out a paper form, available at each branch, or submit them online. There is link at the top of our home page, or you can click here.

Each review also enters you into the monthly drawings, which will be held at the same time as three special programs. You don’t have to be present at the programs to win, but you’d enjoy them if you do. On Jan. 25, we’ll have a Zumba class, and give away a three-month gym membership donated by American Fitness. Feb. 8 is a Drop In and Make a Valentine program, and the prize is a dinner and movie package for two. The final program on March 22 is Brewing Basics, with a home-brewing kit as the prize.

All programs start at 2 p.m. at the Main Branch.

And that’s not all! Every review you write also enters you into a drawing for the grand prize of … what else this time of year? … a Kindle Fire! Perfect to curl up and read with any time of year.

For more information on Hot Reads, Cold Nights, contact Jamie Bayne, information services supervisor at 606.329.0518, x 1410, or send her an email: jbayne@thebookplace.org

 

Amanda Gilmore

About Amanda Gilmore

Amanda Gilmore is the community relations coordinator for BCPL. She spent 20 years in the newspaper business, and is thrilled to be on the other side - telling our community about all the wonderful library programs and services.

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