Adult Winter Read

Adult Winter Read

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 2020. 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.

Sign Up

New this year, we are offering online registration for the Adult Winter Read! To sign up, simply click the button below. Please note that to complete your registration, you will have to visit the Circulation Desk at the Main Library.

When you complete your registration at the Circulation Desk, you’ll receive a tote bag, a journal to log your reads, a bookmark, and a copy of the Library’s newsletter.


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 One: 1000 Books to Read Calendar
  • Week Two: Book Light
  • Week Three: Glass Coffee Mug
  • Week Four: Book Themed Tumbler
  • Week Five: $25 Kroger Gift Card
  • Week Six: Book Ends
  • Week Seven: Picnic Basket with Cookbook
  • Week Eight: Main Street Shelbyville Basket
  • Week Nine: Book Lover’s Basket
  • Week Ten: Coffee Basket
  • Grand Prize: Samsung E-Reader, $50 Amazon Gift Card, and Case

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up?

It’s easy! Use the button above or visit the Circulation Desk on or after January 13, and register to receive your tote bag and journal, and while you’re there, you can check out one, two, or up to 25 books to get a head start on your reading list. Alternatively, you can register on the Bookmobile at any of the Community Stops.

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 the ten listed above), just complete a simple quiz! These quizzes are designed to take less than ten minutes to complete. Each quiz gives you one entry into the drawing. Complete each quiz for more chances to win!

How do I win the grand prize?

Each time your reading log is stamped (after reading five items) you will receive a grand prize ticket. The more times your log is stamped, the more chances you have to win the grand prize.

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

No. You can sign up, get a rockin’ tote bag, 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 at least five books.

When is the last day to enter the drawing?

The Adult Winter Read is from January 13 to March 16. You can sign up or enter the drawing at any point between those dates.

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