Here’s a great way to fulfill your New Year’s resolution to read more books – sign up for the Lake County Library’s Winter Reading Challenge which starts January 5 and ends March 20. January is a perfect time to catch up on all those great books you’ve been eager to read by challenging yourself to read more through the library this winter.
Everyone can participate – babies, toddlers, children, teens and adults are all welcome in the challenge. If your children don’t read on their own yet, you can still sign them up and read with them. If you don’t have a library card, it’s easy to get one by bringing your photo ID to your nearest library branch.
Once sign ups start on January 5 you can register on our special Winter Reading Challenge website and at any time during the program. Just head to the library website at http://library.lakecountyca.gov and click Winter Reading Challenge. Create an account for yourself and your family, register for the program that’s right for you, and let the fun begin.
Once you’re signed up you can start reading books and logging your reading online to get points. You get points by logging your reading. Library staff can also log points over the phone or at your local branch.
When you log books, each book is worth 40 points. When you log pages, each page read is worth 1 point.
As you get more points you unlock digital badges, games, and activities. At 1,000 points you complete the reading log and the Friends of the Library will donate a book to the library. The book will have your name inside commemorating your achievement and you will be the first person to check it out.
March 20 is the last day to log points on your account.
You can also read eBooks or listen audiobooks to participate. The library offers an array of digital eBooks and audiobooks through Hoopla, Overdrive and Enki, all accessible with your Lake County Library card.
For more information about the Winter Reading Challenge can be found at library.lakecountyca.gov under Events.
The Lake County Library is on the internet at http://library.lakecountyca.gov and Facebook at Facebook.com/LakeCountyLibrary.