Two Harbors Public Library

Winter Reading Programs for all ages began on Thursday, Jan. 2 and runs through Saturday, Feb. 22.

If you sign up late for the reading program, don’t worry! Anything you’ve read since Jan. 2 counts. Kids and teens can also participate in the Culver’s Reading Program, where they can earn free frozen custards or kids’ meals. Thank you to Sweet Peas and Culver's for providing prizes, and Friends of the Two Harbors Public Library for funding the grand prizes and other prizes.

Kids Program (Ages birth to Grade 5)

Mark off one book on your reading log for every 20 minutes you read or are read to.

For every 100 minutes of reading you complete, you can bring your reading log to the library for a small prize and an entry into the grand prize drawing. If you complete your reading log, you will have read 800 minutes! That will give you eight chances to win grand prizes, plus a free book! Incentives include bubbles, snowman slime and stamps. Grand prizes include a dragon snow tube, Frozen board games, and a robot building kit.

Teen Program (Grades 6-12)

For every 100 minutes you read or listen to books, magazines, articles, fan fiction, etc., you get an entry into the prize drawing of your choosing. Read 100 minutes and get a free hot chocolate or apple cider. Grand prizes include an art pack with a coloring book and dual-tip markers, a music pack with a bluetooth speaker and music journal, a sports grand prize with a $25 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card, and a book lover's grand prize with a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card.

Adult Program (Ages 18 and up)

There are so many ways to win this year! Read books, periodicals, picture books to a child, listen to audiobooks, or attend an adult program to receive an entry into the prize drawing. Grand prizes include a Minnesota State Park Pass and two Zephyr Duluth Train Ride Tickets. Additional prizes include a lavender bath set, a coffee mug warmer and a $25 Sweet Peas gift certificate. There will also be a winter reading bingo program: if you complete a sheet you win a Split Rock Lighthouse Poster.

Silver Bay Public Library

The Celebrate Winter Reading Program begins Monday, Jan. 13. Calling all kids to read! Children from birth through grade 12 are invited to participate Stop by the library and sign up. Programs for all ages will be held every Friday at 1 p.m. We will do various crafts, celebrate dog sledding, make smores outside and more. Program schedule and rules available at sign up.

Storytime will be held at new time: 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15 in the library. Storytime is geared towards toddlers, but all ages are welcome. Bring a friend!

New fiction

  • Bad Luck Day, by Holly Anna

  • Barbie Fun with Fashion, by Pamela Duarte

  • Beverly, Right Here, by Beverly DiCamillo

  • Forbidden Expedition, by Alex Bell

  • Fowl Twins, by Eion Colfer

  • Goodbye Book, by Todd Parr

  • Honeybee, by Kirsten Hall

  • How Do You Dance? by Thyra Heder

  • How to Read a Book, by Kwame Alexander

  • New Moon’s Family, by Erika Adams

  • Nutcracker Night, by Mireille Messier

  • Painting Me A Picture, by Emily Bannister

  • Princess Who Flew with Dragons, by Stephanie Burgis

  • Roxy, by Ellen Miles

  • Santa’s Puppy, by Catherine Hapka

  • Silent Thaw, by Erin Hunter

  • Trick or Treat in Minnesota, by Eric James

  • Wintercake, by Lynne Perkins

  • Wrecking Ball, by Jeff Kinney

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