Winter Reading Challenge

Winter is a great time to curl up under a blanket and cozy up to a good book. The Winter Reading Challenge is a fun way to take time to read this December.

The challenge is easy, too: read 20 minutes a day for 20 days between December 13 and January 7.

To participate, download the tracking sheet, or pick one up from your local library. Track each day that you read for at least 20 minutes, then turn it in. The deadline for prize eligibility is January 9.

Book Character Snowman Contest

This Winter Reading grab a kit to make your very own geometric snowman and turn it into a book character in this contest for all ages!

The rules are simple:

  1. Pick up a take-and-make kit from your local library beginning December 17. Each kit includes pieces of paper cut and scored for you to build a geometric snowman.
  2. Assemble and decorate your snowman based on a book character. All books count, whether fiction, nonfiction, picture books, or comics.
  3. The assembled snowman and scene must not be wider or longer than a sheet of paper (8.5”x11”) or taller than 12”.
  4. The deadline for submission is January 7. You can submit your entry in two ways:
    a. Drop it off at your local library to be displayed.
    b. Submit a photo of your book character snowman, along with the entry form, to
  5. Entries will be on display and judged January 10-18.

Drop in the Electric City Creative at the Anderson Main Library on Tuesday, January 4 from 3-5pm to use resources, supplies, and inspiration from the library and library staff!