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New Year New Reading Goals

by Melissa McCurdy | 19 months ago

Reading challenges are popular at the beginning of any new year. Challenges encourage readers and non-readers alike to step outside their reading comfort zone to try a new author, genre or format, or simply read a book that has languished unread on a home bookshelf.

To support personal reading goals, the Liverpool Public Library is welcoming community members to participate in an Adult Winter Reading Challenge, an online program for avid readers and those who want to increase their reading time or the number of books they read (or listen to!). Now through Tuesday, Feb. 28, readers can register at to log their books and pages, enjoy fun activities, and enter to win prizes. The LPL Adult Winter Reading Challenge allows readers the flexibility to complete a designated number of books or helps participants set aside a portion of their day to read. There is no wrong way to participate in the LPL reading challenge.

First Fill-a-Bag Book sale of 2023!

If you need books to accomplish your new reading goals, save Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21 and 22 on your calendar for the Liverpool Public Library Fill-a-Bag Book sale in the Carman Community Room. Attendees can peruse the collection of donated and culled-from-our-collections books, DVDs and CDs. and fill a bag for $5.

Need a book with a red cover? Find it at the used book sale!

Need a book by Nicholas Sparks? Find it at the book sale!

Looking for a book involving travel? Find it at the book sale!

Need a book of poetry or graphic novel to complete a Winter Reading challenge? Find it at the book sale!

Do you want to start your own reading incentives with your children? Find children’s books at the book sale!

Book sale hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22.

The price is $5 per provided bag or five bags for $20. Cash only, please.

For more information about the Fill-a-Bag book sale or the Adult Winter Reading Challenge, go to the library website at