Winter Reading: It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

(STILLWATER, OKLA. / Nov. 25, 2015) – Winter Reading as has started at the Stillwater Public Library, although the weather forecast makes it hard to believe.  This year there is a Winter Reading Program for kids, teens andadults! The Stillwater Public Library knows that it is important to not only encourage youth to read but for adults to read as well.  By having role models who read, kids are more likely to value reading and to emulate reading behavior.

As in past Winter Reading Programs, we at the public library are encouraging children to develop the habit of daily reading.  Instead of measuring their achievements in number of books or minutes read, we are having the children mark each day they read.  Small prizes are given out after a cumulative of 5, 10, and 15 days of reading with a free book for reading 20 days.  Sign-ups are online and days read may be record online or via a paper chart.

Teen will be excited to know that our new online registration system also allows them to track their progress online.  For teens busy with schoolwork and extracurricular activities, being able to quickly track their reading at home should be a fun incentive.

There are additional activities happening at the library to get kids and teens in the winter reading spirit.  On December 10 from 5:30-8 p.m., “Study Buddies” aka therapy dogs from Love on a Leash and OSU will available for students who need extra motivation to study for finals.  On December 17th at 6:30 p.m., a family friendly film will be shown on the big screen and popcorn will be provided by Arvest Bank.  Pajamas and pillows are encouraged!

Hopefully you are now ready to curl up with a good book, hot cocoa and track your reading throughout the winter!