Winter Reading Programs

 

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The Stillwater Public Library provides winter programs for children (up to fifth grade), teens (sixth through twelfth grade) and adults (ages 16 and up). Each club has age appropriate activities, reading suggestions, and prizes.

 Children's Program - Teen Program - Adult Program



Children's Winter Reading Program


The Children's Winter Reading Program is being extend through the end of February due to the generosity of our sponsors!

All athletes know that the only way to get better is to practice, practice, practice.  The Stillwater Public Library is ready to help young readers achieve their best by encouraging them to practice their reading every day during the Winter Reading Program.

When kids sign up for the Winter Reading Program they will receive a reading playbook to record each day that they read.  For every five days of reading they will be able to pick out a small prize, such as:

  • food coupon
  • mini foam finger
  • football whistle
  • and more!

Once they have complete twenty days of reading they get a free book to keep!

Dedicated readers who sign up early will have the chance to complete more than one goal tracker thus earning additional books.

For a little bonus fun we will be showing winter movies in December every Thursday starting on the 8th.  Movies will start at 6pm, feel free to attend in your PJs and enjoy a small snack.

 Dec. 8   the polar express movie poster   Polar Express (G, 100 min.) 
         
 Dec. 15   elfvvvv movie poster   Elf (PG, 97 min.)
         
 Dec. 22   eaedbfecfefe x   How the Grinch Stole Christmas (PG, 105 min.)
         
 Dec. 29   defebcededcd   Frozen (PG, 108 min.)
         

Children and their families are also invited to engaging events such as Storytimes, Lego building sessions, and STEAM programs for students in K-3 grades.  Many programs will be changing in January so make sure to check the calendar or website for details.

Register in person or online beginning Dec. 4. 

Paper forms are available in the library or download a copy here.

Thank you to our great sponsors!

  • Arvest Bank
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Friends of the Library
  • McDonald’s
  • Texas Roadhouse



Teen Winter Reading Program: MONOGRAPH MADNESS


TEEN WINTER READING WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MARCH 4!

Vote online to pick the to YA character in Monograph Madness!

Teens (grades 6-12) can sign up online beginning Dec. 4 to compete in Monograph Madness (think March Madness, but for books!).

The goal this year is to read for at least 15 minutes each day. To log your daily reading, submit 4 dates to complete each reading challenge and earn a grand prize drawing entry. Completing all 5 challenges of a daily reading genre (a total of 20 days of reading) earns you a free book!

Other challenges will unlock as you complete daily reading challenges and will earn you extra grand prize drawing entries. Challenges will also earn entries into other prize drawings throughout the program.

The grand prize drawing winner will have their choice of a $75 gift card from Daddy-O's, Academy, or Amazon!

Looking for an extra challenge? Log your minutes to compete in the monthly MVB (most voracious bookworm) contest. The top reader for each month wins a brand new book of their choice (up to $20)!
 
 

Adult Winter Reading Program:  DEWEY DECATHLON


Readers 16 years and up can sign-up online or in person for the adult winter reading program and compete in the Dewey Decathlon. 

Track your reading online using Wandoo, or by using a paper tracker which you can pick up at the Help Desk or download here.

There are TWO components to the Adult Winter Reading Program.

PART I: READ REGULARLY.
Read at least 1 hour every week.  Enter your time on Wandoo, or bring your tracking schedule to the help desk by Sundays @ 5pm to be entered in the weekly prize drawing.  We will announce weekly prize winners every Monday by 5pm (except when the library is closed Mondays for holidays - then prizes will be announced on Tuesdays.)

PART II: DEWEY DECATHLON CHALLENGE.
There are TEN Dewey challenges total, each based on a Dewey Decimal section (ex. 000s, 300s, 600s). You will do one challenge from each section in any order that you would like. The goal is to complete at least 3 challenges by reading books.  The rest can be completed by doing one of the other activities listed in that section. Check out our list of activity ideas with links to podcasts, websites, etc. here.

Need reading suggestions? Check out suggested reading lists for each dewey number curated by your librarians! Open each list individually: 000's, 100's, 200's, 300's, 400's, 500's, 600's, 700's, 800's, 900's, & Biographies; or dowload the complete list as one document here.  

Did we mention that the reading lists are linked to the catalog? Simply click on the title to open it in our catalog - read more about it, see which formats it comes in, put a hold on popular titles, etc.

PRIZES

  • Participants will earn an entry in the grand prize drawing plus a small incentive (chocolate, sports stress ball, $1 fine coupons) that can be picked up at the help desk for every Dewey challenge they complete.
  • Completing all TEN dewey challenges will get you an extra TEN entries in the grand prize drawings!
  • All challenges must be entered by Saturday, February 4th at 5:00 pm. Grand prize winners will be announced on Superbowl Sunday (Feb. 5) by 5 pm.
  • There will also be a number of bonus challenges to complete. These challenges will only be listed on Wandoo. Completing bonus challenges will earn you extra entries in grand prize drawings.

SPONSORS
Thank you to our Dewey-lightful sponsors!

Our grand prizes include : (1.) $100 giftcard to 1907 Meat Co. Check out their website here, and their Facebook page. (2.) Ancestry DNA Test, and (3.) A Friends of the Stillwater Public Library Gift bag including a one-year paid membership, and more!

Weekly prizes have been provided by the Friends of the Stillwater Public Library.