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Adults, Teens, Children Can Find Their Motivation, Fun with Winter Reading Challenge 2022

2 years ago

Winter is a good time to curl up with a good book.

With the LPL's Winter Reading Challenge 2022, January and February could be great months for adults, teens and children who sign up to tackle the missions in their respective challenges.

I wrote the weekly LPL community column about it for the Star Review.

Mug Shots copy

Finish your mission, pick your prize mug.

If you didn't see it in newsprint, can read the column here:

Book lovers of all ages can start 2022 with a good reading resolution. 
The Liverpool Public Library’s Winter Reading Challenge 2022 will provide motivation and interesting missions for adults, teens and children who register for the appropriate age group at
Everybody who completes the challenge will get to pick from a mug to help get through the winter. Patrons can choose between an LPL Where the Community Connects or a ProLiteracy Worldwide mug, while children will receive a Decorate It Yourself mug. 

Participants will earn points toward the challenge by reading and completing the missions they’ll find online at READsquared. Come February, one of the challenges will be a cool library bingo game. 

“This Winter Challenge is for all,” said LPL teen librarian Laurel Griffith, “from the teens snowed in or quarantining at home to the ones looking to get out and discover new things in the new year. Teens can be a bigger part of the great Liverpool community through special events and winter activities while readers of all kinds get rewarded equally for cozying up with a good story.” 

Children’s and Family Services coordinator Joellyn Murry said the Winter Challenge offers “a chance to escape the dark, cold days of winter. By jumping into a good book, you can feel like you are exploring, battling, learning, laughing and doing all the things the characters are doing,” Murry said. 

Community Engagement staffer Cindy Hibbert pointed out that challenge participants can earn points that can be redeemed for raffle tickets for various prizes that will be awarded to randomly selected winners throughout the two-months of the event. “In February, everybody who completes our Reading Bingo challenge will receive a packet of hot cocoa that can go in their mug,” Hibbert said.