Winter Reading Program
There’s “snow” better time to read than during the cold days of winter! Our winter reading program for ages 5 through adult runs from January 1 – February 15, 2020.
Read 5 books during the program (Jan 1 – Feb 15). Kids and teens up to age 18 who complete this challenge will receive a free book. Adults who complete the challenge will be entered into a prize drawing for a fold-up tailgate table.
How to Participate
- Register at urbandalelibrary.beanstack.org to create your account (you do not need to create a new account if you already have one from our summer reading program). If you prefer a low-tech version, ask for a paper log at the library’s Services Desk or download one here.
- Log your books as you go. If you are using a paper log, please turn it into the Services Desk by February 15. Kids and teens – once you meet the 5-book challenge, stop by the library to claim your free book! Adults 18 and over – once you meet the 5-book challenge, your name will be entered into a drawing for a prize (one entry per person). The winner will be notified the week of February 17.
To make the program even more fun, here are some challenges to try!
Try a New Genre
Read a magazine (digital or print)
Read a graphic novel
Read a biography
Read a fairy tale adaptation
Read Like a Champion
Read one of the All Iowa Reads 2020 books
Read one of the past All Urbandale Reads books (The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg or A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith)
Read a book that has been made into a movie.
Beyond the Book
Check out a cookbook and prepare a recipe from it
Listen to an audiobook (listening counts as reading!)
Attend a library program
Try a winter sport (skating, skiing, sledding, hockey, etc.) or check out one of our fitness kits !
Tell Us About It
Write a brief book review on one (or more) of the books you read. Enter reviews into Beanstack or write them on your paper log.