Winter Reads 2019: Snow is Falling, & Books Are Calling!

 We’re re-scheduling our  Valentines for Your Valentine  event for Monday, February 11th from 6-8pm because of the snowstorm that is coming our way. If you can’t make it, no worries–we’ll save your card and box kit for you at the checkout desk.

The holidays have come and gone, and you know what that means…

It’s time for our annual

WINTER READING PROGRAM!

Winsted Library 2019 Winter Reading Program

Participating is easy–just sign up at the Winsted Library, and get your reading log to keep track of what you read from January 1st-March 15th. There are monthly challenges for you to try, or you can read what you want, in any format.

Just remember, the more you read, the more points you’ll earn; the more points you earn, the more prize drawings you’ll be able to enter!

Rules of Play

*Program runs January 1-March 15, 2019*

*1 book per line/category

*Audiobooks, eBooks, and Non-Fiction books are fine

*Double Points for Books 450+ pages

*Sheets must be turned in no later than Monday March 18th 2019

*Get 2 Points for participating in our “Spread the Love” Food Drive

Help Us Spread the Love in 2019!

March is Minnesota Foodshare Month,
and the time for their largest food and funds drive of the year.

This year, we’re joining in with our first
Spread the Love Food Drive
from March 1-15, 2019.

To participate (and earn 2 points for your Winter Reading Log), simply bring in a jar of non-perishable food that can be spread, like peanut butter, jelly, honey, mayonnaise, mustard, relish, ketchup, barbeque sauce, or whatever you find.

And, if you’re like us and have library fines,
bring in up to 3 more items, and we’ll take up to $3 off your fines!

*Unfortunately, no home-canned items can be accepted.
*All items will be donated to the McLeod County Foodshelf.
*Winsted 2019 Winter Reading Program is open to ages 16+.
*Turn in your reading log by 5pm on Friday, March 15th to be eligible for the prize drawings.
*The 2019 Winsted Winter Reading Program is sponsored by the
Pioneerland Library System & the Winsted Library Commission.

 

Library After Hours Winter 2019


Come make 2 valentines for your Valentines at this Library After Hours session! We’ll also learn how to make small gift boxes that are the perfect size to fill with some sweets for your Sweetie.

Space is limited to 15 participants, so register by stopping in at the Winsted Library, or by calling                       320-485-3909 to reserve your spot today!

 

Want to explore more reading challenges on your own in 2019?

Two of our favorite year-long reading challenges are from POPSUGAR and Book Riot.

For their reading challenge records, click on the pictures below.

POPSUGAR 2019 Reading Challenge

 

Book Riot’s Read Harder 2019 Challenge

 Happy Reading in 2019!

 



 

Winter Reading is SNOW MUCH FUN!

It’s toooooo cold outside for us, but that also means that it’s time for the Winsted Library’s Annual Winter Reading Program!

Participating is easy–just sign up at the Winsted Library, and get your reading log to keep track of what you read from January 1st-March 16th. There are monthly challenges for you to try, or you can read what you want, in any format. Just remember, the more you read, the more points you’ll earn; the more points you earn, the more prize drawings you’ll be able to enter!

*Open to ages 16+.
*Turn in your reading log by 5pm on Friday, March 16th to be eligible for the prize drawings.
*The 2018 Winsted Winter Reading Program is sponsored by the Pioneerland Library System & the Winsted Library Commission.

 



 

Book Your Winter Getaway with the Winsted Winter 2016 Reading Program!

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Are you ready to get away from this cold weather?

The 2016 Winter Reading Program is almost here! Reading logs will be available starting Monday, December 28th at the front desk, just in time to help you Book Your Winter Getaway from January 1st to March 31st.

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This Winter, we’re also offering a new program series for ages 16+ to help beat the Winter Blues!

 

Trivia Tournament Tuesdays in March

 

5 Weeks.
4 Players max on a team.
3 Rounds per evening.
2 Trivia Masters.
1 Winning team.

Are You In?

 

 

Gather a team of 2-4 players, and get ready to do a battle of the brains starting March 1st during our month-long Trivia Tournament Tuesdays!

1 grand prize for the overall tournament winner will be awarded at the end of the month. Doors open at 5:30, and the questions start at 6pm.

Don’t have a team? Come anyway, and we’ll find you one, or just come and watch the fun!

Registration is needed for this event. $20/team for entire tournament. One time use Round-Doublers will be available for $5 purchase 1st night of Tournament. You can register your team by calling the Winsted Library at (320) 485-3909, by email at winsted.staff@pioneerland.lib.mn.us , or by stopping in at the library during library hours.

For ages 16+.  March 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29.

 

 

Saturday, February 6th from 7-8:30pm:

Dessert Social & Wine Pull

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice—

That’s what the 1st Annual Dessert Social & Wine Pull

at the Library is made of!

 

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and you’re invited to

come to the Winsted Library for an evening of sweet fun & conversation.

There will be a smorgasbord of locally made desserts to sample, a wine pull for $10 a bottle, a game of Heads & Tails, & even a Kissing (Photo) Booth for you and your Valentine to take pictures in!

No pre-registration is needed for this event. For ages 21+.

 

Friday, January 15th from 5-7:30pm:

Coloring & Cocoa

When was the last time you colored a picture just for fun?

Your last name doesn’t need to be Picasso or Van Gogh to come join in the coloring fun! We’ll provide the coloring sheets and coloring supplies (or you can bring your own), along with some hot chocolate, apple cider, or coffee for this evening’s event.

No pre-registration is needed for this event. For ages 16+.

 

 

 



 

One Successful Winter Reading Program!

What do 85 days + 42 people + Over 498 books + 4 big prizes make?

ONE pretty good Winter Reading Program!

 

And thanks to the Winsted Library Board, there were some great prizes to be had.

The winners of this year’s 4 prizes are:

$100 Visa gift card: Sophia Luciano

$50 in Winsted Bucks: George Jepson

$25 Casey’s General Store gift card: Mariann Otto

$10 Crazi Coffee gift certificate: Paige Hausladen

Although the Winsted Library’s 2014 Winter Reading Program is now finished for the year, we hope that you found some new authors to keep you reading until the Summer Reading Program starts in mid-May!

Escape With a Good Read!

WRP 2014 prizes

This winter has been a long, cold one, but there’s still time to come in to the Winsted Public Library to join our Winter Reading program readers and Escape With a Good Read!

The 2014 Winter Reading program ends on Monday, March 31st.  The more you read, the more chances you’ll get to win one of four great prizes! We will be drawing for prizes generously donated by our Winsted Library Commission at 7pm that evening.



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