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~ GET COZY WITH A GOOD BOOK : LITERARY GETAWAYS! ~

2014 grand prize afghan

Thanks for participating this year! If you have suggestions to add some excitement to next year's program, please email and let us know!

Welcome to Windsor Locks Library's 2014 Adult Winter Reading Program, Get Cozy With a Good Book. This year's theme is Literary Getaways. All of our weekly prizes will include unusual book combinations and Restaurant.com certificates. Consider trying a new genre to read and a new place to eat! Registration will take place throughout January and February. There is no "required" reading... just read what you like (including magazines) and submit your titles read (or finished) during January through early March to be eligible for prizes. Join us anytime, and be sure to check out our Winter Reading blog for reviews and comments!

Check out our STATISTICS PAGE, where we keep track of things like most popular titles, how many people are participating in this year's winter reading program, and how many entries are being submitted!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

blue dot Register during January or February at the library's circulation desk. You may also register online by filling out this form and clicking the SUBMIT button:

Winter Reading Registration

blue dot Each participant will be given an information sheet that includes slips to be turned in as you finish reading or listening to each book or magazine of your choice. Additional sheets can be obtained at the circulation desk as you need them or you can print your own by clicking here. See below for information on regustering and submitting entries online.

blue dotCut and fill out a slip for every book or magazine that you complete during January and February. Turn in your entry at at the circulation desk and you will automatically be entered into the next upcoming drawing.

blue dot An online version of our entry slip is also available below for your convenience. It IS winter, after all, and we can't always depend on the weather to cooperate with our plans to visit the library!

blue dot All of our readers are welcome to submit reviews or comments on their books for inclusion in our Winter Reading Blog. They can be submitted online with your title, dropped at the desk with your entry form, or emailed to Eileen Pearce.

blue dot Drawings for prizes will be held every Friday beginning January 24. All you need to do to be eligible to win is to READ what you like and to submit an entry form for every book that you complete. Please submit only books completed during the program, January 2 through March 7. We will also have 2 special prizes for most books read during January and February

Weekly and Monthly Prize Drawings & Winners:
Jan 24, 2014: Teri Skowronek
Jan 31, 2014: Louise Cox
Most books read in January: Louise Cox
Feb. 7, 2014: Helen Burns
Feb 14, 2014: Helen Bursztyn (a.k.a. Ms Libby)
Feb 21, 2014: Kim Singer
Feb 28, 2014: Betty Fishe
Most books read in February: Diana Jozwik
Mar 7, 2014: Afghan: Diane Phillips

The grand prize will be a handmade warm and cozy afghan in shades of blue (modeled above by "Ms. Libby," our most avid library supporter and frequent model), just perfect for cuddling up with a good book on a cold day. The grand prize afghan will be on display at the Circulation Desk throughout the program.

All entries that have not previously been chosen for a weekly prize will be included in the grand prize drawing, which will be held on March 7, 2014. Each book you read and submit is another chance to win! The last date for turning in entries will be March 7.

To submit your entry online, fill out the form below and click the SUBMIT button. Please leave a comment or review. We will post all reviews on our Winter Reading blog.

WLPL Adult Reading