County Library Challenges Residents to Read More this Winter

The Lake County Library’s Winter Reading Challenge begins Tuesday, January 4. Participating in the library program is a fun way for residents to challenge themselves to start out the year by reading more. Making a resolution to read more has a host of benefits that can really have a positive impact on your life.

The library has programs for pre-K, kids, teens, and adults. Children who can’t quite read on their own can still sign up and parents can record the books that they read together.

Beginning January 4 residents can register for the challenge on the Library’s website. Registration is open at any time until the end of the challenge on March 19. Anyone who wants to sign up can head to the library website at and click “Winter Reading Challenge”.

Residents don’t have to go online. They can also register and take part by visiting their local branch.

Once registered, residents can start reading library books to get points by logging their reading, either online or by visiting the library. The library believes all reading counts! Residents can read eBooks, print books, audiobooks, comics, or whatever participants like to check out from the library and read.

Participants complete the challenge by earning 1,000 points.  Those who finish the challenge get to pick out a brand new book and be the very first person to check it out. This book will then become part of the library collection with their name inside commemorating their reading achievement. These books are provided by the Friends of the Lake County Library, a community non-profit membership organization.

Reading is such an important way to build literacy skills and keep them sharp throughout life. Literacy is more than just the ability to read and write. A high level of literacy helps people understand complex ideas and communicate effectively with the world around them. People with strong reading skills tend to be more inquisitive, creative and have a positive outlook on life in general.

Visit the Lake County Library Website at

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