The Delaware County District Library is encouraging patrons to work on their to-read list and visit the library this winter with the new, all-ages Winter Reading Club. Running Dec. 1 through Jan. 31, the Winter Reading Club rewards individuals who read books or attend library programs.
“We have so much fun at the library during Summer Reading Club that this winter we wanted to create a mini-version for all ages,” said Teen Librarian Becky Woodruff, a member of the planning committee.
Patrons who want to participate can pick up a WRC bookmark from any branch and use it to write down any combination of books read or programs attended. Once four lines have been filled, the bookmark is used as an entry to win a prize basket and can be dropped in an entry box at any DCDL branch.
Each DCDL location has four prize baskets, divided by age group: 0-5, 6-11, teen and adult. Baskets include gift cards, toys, drink mixes or food and, of course, books! Some prizes in the teen and adult baskets have been generously donated by community partners like the Central Ohio Symphony and Half Price Books.
Patrons may enter as often as they can fill a bookmark, and they may enter to win any age group’s basket.
“We want to encourage interaction between generations. If a grandparent wants to try and win the young reader’s basket for a grandchild, that’s perfectly fine!” said Woodruff. “Similarly, parents or caregivers can help younger children participate by reading to them or bringing them to programs.”
Holiday programs include making an origami holiday wreath, a Polar Express storytime, decorating gingerbread men, crafts, movies and much more. For a list of activities and programs happening at the library this winter, visit www.delawarelibrary.org/event and sort by age or location.