As the weather outside gets colder, it’s time to start thinking about curling up with a cup of tea or hot chocolate and a good book. Our library patrons seem to think so too, as more and more people start asking for book recommendations over the winter.
With that in mind, we are excited to launch a new Winter Reading Program for adult patrons. Winter Reading will last from December 1st through January 15th. During this time, come to any Alamance County Public Library branch to find a winter display stocked with special Book Bundles to check out. These are books with a common genre or theme that have been hand selected by library staff. Looking for some good mysteries? Romance? Something funny? Library staff love to recommend their favorites, and they’ve been having fun picking out the perfect books for unwinding from holiday stress or just spending a chilly evening at home.
While discovering a great new book is its own reward, we will also have raffle prizes for participants to win. Each book bundle will contain one raffle entry ticket. To enter, check out any bundle, fill out the entry ticket inside and bring it back to any library branch. You can check out as many bundles as you like, but please only enter one ticket per week. Each week we will choose one person to win a gift bag with treats to enjoy while you read.
Everyone who turns in a ticket, even those who also receive a weekly gift, will be entered into a drawing for a Kindle Fire at the end of the program. We can even help you get it set up for using our ebooks, magazines and audio books!
Staying in with a book is great, but if you’re looking to get out of the house, check out one of our winter programs. In December, make your own adorable salt shaker snowman at the Mebane, Graham and May Memorial Libraries, learn winter themed origami at North Park and May Memorial, or attend a screening of the documentary Unveiled at the Mebane Library. In January, kick off your new year by trying out a 3 week Intro to Drawing series at May Memorial or by making snow globes at the North Park Senior Craft Night. Check out our program calendar for dates and times at https://www.alamancelibraries.org/libraries/calendar/ or call any library to see what we’re up to!
Melissa Kammerer is the Programming Librarian for the Alamance County Public Libraries. She may be reached at 336-229-3588 ext. 239 or firstname.lastname@example.org.