Adult Winter Read

Warm Up with a Good Book

Once again, it’s time for the Adult Winter Read at the Shelby County Public Library! Hardees of Shelbyville has sponsored the Adult Winter Read program again for 2021. We extend the heartfelt thanks of the Library and all who participate in the Adult Winter Read to the staff, management, and owner of Hardees.


New this year, we are offering online registration for the Adult Winter Read! To sign up, simply click the button below. This year all reading and prize entries will be logged through Beanstack.


As always, there are ten great prizes up for grabs. For more information on how to win the prizes, visit the Frequently Asked Questions.

Week 1: 2021 Calendar

Week 2: Mug

Week 3: Candle

Week 4: Bookends and booklight

Week 5: Tea bags, honey, and insulated travel mug

Week 6: Blanket and $25 Amazon gift card

Week 7: De-stress Basket

Week 8: Keurig K-Mini Plus and assorted K-Cups

Week 9: $75 Amazon gift card

Grand Prize: Samsung E-Reader, $50 Amazon Gift Card, and Case

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up?

It’s easy! On or after January 19, register online using the link above (easiest) or give us a call (easy)! While you’re at it, check our catalog and reserve a few books to get a head start on your reading list.

Do audiobooks count?

Of course! If it’s on the main floor, except for movies and periodicals, it is fair game for your reading log. Fiction, non-fiction, large-print fiction, audio books, you name it. Inter-library loans count, too! Basically, almost everything.

How do I win one of the weekly prizes?

To be entered into the drawing for a weekly prize (one of the nine listed above), just complete a simple quiz or puzzle! These quizzes are designed to take less than ten minutes to complete and can be picked up using Curbside Service.

Each quiz gives you one entry into the drawing. Complete each quiz for more chances to win! Once you’ve completed your puzzle, return it to the bookdrop by the rear door and we will give post the quiz credit to your account by the next drawing date (even Monday during the program dates). Also, every five books you read earns one weekly prize drawing and one grand prize drawing.

How do I win the grand prize?

For every five books or audiobooks logged in Beanstack, you will receive a virtual weekly prize ticket and a grand prize ticket. The more books you log, the more entries you receive for prizes.

Is there a minimum number of books I have to read?

No. You can sign up, read three or four books, and then call it a day. There aren’t any requirements other than a library card. To be entered to win a prize, though, you must read and log at least five books.

When is the last day to enter the drawing?

The Adult Winter Read is from January 19 to March 13, 2021. You can sign up or enter the drawing at any point between those dates. Books read before January 19, 2021 and after March 13, 2021 do not count towards the program.

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