Residents are invited to read with the Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley Libraries’ 10th Annual Winter Reading Program running through Friday, March 4.
The program, themed “Book a winter getaway,” is open to all ages to show the benefits of reading at the start of a new year, a library spokeswoman said. Participants can read in any format they choose, including print books, graphic novels, e-books, and audiobooks.
Participants are invited to complete an entry form for each book read during the program to be automatically entered into prize draw boxes at the library for a chance to win exciting prizes from local businesses and community partners. every week.
Admission boxes are available outside each library at their respective sidewalk service stations, the spokeswoman said, where attendees are asked to deposit their ticket in the age-appropriate box: Youth ( 6th grade and under), Teen (7th to 12th grade) and Adult (18 and over).
The contest drawings will take place every Tuesday. Additionally, all tickets submitted during the program will be entered into the grand prize draw in March.
Winter Reading Program sponsors include Anna’s Bakery, Blenders in the Grass, Channel City Lumber, Cutting Edge Hair & Body Salon, Elegant Nails, Friends of the Goleta Valley Library, Friends of the Library of Santa Ynez Valley, Jersey Mike’s , Miner’s Ace Hardware, Shoe Repair Step-N-Out, Sprouts, The Timbers Roadhouse, Trader Joe’s and Woodstock’s Pizza.
Local branches are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
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