The following information was submitted by Tracy Gossage of the Des Plaines Public Library.
Now that the holidays are over and the weather seems to finally be dropping, the time is right to chill out with a good book!
Starting Jan. 5 the whole family can enter to win prizes simply by reading during our Winter Reading Club. Every book you read counts as one chance to win the grand prize, a Barnes & Noble Nook, or one of our runner-up gift card prizes.
For adults, entering is as simple as filling out an entry slip for each book you read, and entries can be submitted through Feb. 24.
If you are not sure what to read, be sure to check out our book displays or ask a helpful librarian for suggestions.
Each time a teen reads a book and writes a brief review, they can enter a drawing to win the grand prize, a Nook, or one of the runner-up gift card prizes. Be sure to check out the next teen Book Blitz meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22 for fresh ideas on what to read.
For the children in the house, youth services is partnering with the Chicago Wolves hockey team and Alliant Credit Union Foundation to provide plenty of incentives for kids to bone-up on their winter reading. There will be weekly prize drawings for participants, and for those who complete the program there will be a grand prize drawing at the end.
To complete the program children have to spend 16 hours reading or listening to books. Stop by the youth services desk to find out more information and register.