Winter Reads - Adult Reading Program

Winter Reads 2018

Curl Up with a Good Book! 

This winter may be one of our most lonely, and that doesn't bode well for our mental health.  However, we can still surround ourselves with friends and fun in the form of good books and our annual winter reading program.  Read for bragging rights and prizes, participate with other readers in writing book reviews, and challenge yourself with our reading bingo card.

How can I participate?  

  • Read or listen to one or many books in January and February.
  • Participate in the reading- and winter-themed "Question of the Week" on social media.
  • Play our Bingo Winter Reading Challenge.
  • Submit an online book review on Beanstack.
  • Enter our February 1st and March 1st prize drawings.
Participate online using Beanstack. Log each of the books you’ve read or listened to, and you’re eligible for the February 1st prize drawing, as well as the March 1st Grand Prize drawing at your library!  If you write book reviews, you can also win virtual badges for your efforts, and your reviews will be shared with other online Winter Reads participants. Click here to read reviews submitted by other Scott County readers!

At the Library:
Read or listen to one or many books, then fill out a drawing entry form for each one. Return these to your library for entry into the prize drawings. The more you read, the better your chances of winning!  If you'd like to write a review, create an account in Beanstack.

Bingo Winter Reading Challenge
Looking for an extra challenge, or fresh ideas for reading this winter? Try our Bingo Winter Reading Challenge! Can you get “bingo” vertically, horizontally, or diagonally?  Pick up a paper copy in your library branch, or click here to print one out at home!

Looking for your next great read?

You’ve come to the right place!  We have several resources to connect you with new authors and books, and we can recommend read-alikes, new authors, and more.  Check out our New and Recommended page for reading ideas, and the weekly adult newsletter for staff-recommended lists of books. 

If you are interested in finding “the best” of 2020, check out these lists: Library JournalPublisher's Weekly, Book Riot, EsquireNew York Times, Goodreads, and National Public Radio.