CENTRAL WASHINGTON – With the weather getting colder, it’s a great time to curl up in front of the fire with a good book, and the libraries of north central Washington have just the thing.
The Library District’s annual all-ages winter reading program kicks off Dec. 1 with the goal of collectively reading 1,000 books in north-central Washington through the end of January, according to a statement from NCW Libraries. .
The winter program is designed to motivate people to read by setting goals, recording their completed books or minutes read, and getting ideas from library staff and other library patrons, says the communicated.
People can participate in the Winter Reading Program either online through the Libraries Beanstack app or by using the printed reading logs available at any NCW library. Rubber duckies will be awarded to children who reach their goals, the statement said, and readers of all ages can win digital raffle tickets for sweepstakes.
“Our winter program is about reading for fun and building a reading culture in our five-county library district,” Jessica Lynch, teen services manager for NCW Libraries, wrote in the release. “We want people to be excited to read, to share their love of books, and to be inspired and encouraged by each other.”