The holiday season has ended, and the nights are long. It’s the perfect time to catch up on your TBR (to be read) list. Join us, once again, for the Adult Winter Read at the Shelby County Public Library! The Adult Winter Read There’s gnome place like the Library runs from January 9th to March 18th, 2023. So cuddle up with some Library books and start reading to earn the chance to win some fabulous prizes!
Hardees of Shelbyville has sponsored the Adult Winter Read program again for 2023. 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.
This year’s Adult Winter Read has two ways to register! Participants can register in person at the Library and use the traditional log book to keep track of their reading or register online through Beanstack and keep track of everything online. You get to decide what works best for you!
This year there are three fabulous prizes up for grabs. In addition to reading books, you can complete activities and quizzes for a chance to earn even more entries for the grand prize baskets. For more information on how to win the prizes, visit the Frequently Asked Questions.
You’ve come to the right place! We have several resources to connect you with new authors and books, and we can recommend read-alikes, authors, and more. Check out NoveList, Booklist Reader, or pick up a copy of Book Pages at the Library. Library staff is always ready with recommendations for great books as well.
Think you missed a good book this year? Take a look at what reviewers think were the “Best Books” of 2022: New York Times, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Goodreads, Kirkus Reviews.
Hoopla and Libby are always available! All you need is your library card to sign-up.
Adult’s A to Z Reading Challenge
Children’s A to Z Reading Challenge
2023 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge
2023 Diversify Your Reading Challenge
2023 Classics Reading Challenge
For more ideas, read Book Riot’s 50 DIY Reading Challenges to Make This the Best Year of Your Reading Life written by Laura Sackton.
Guess the Modern Movie Adaptation
Can You Judge a Book By Its Cover?
What Genre Matches Your Personality?
Discover Your Next Romantic Read
Can You Identify A Writer By Reading A Random Paragraph?
What Classic Book Matches Your Personality And What Does It Say About You As A Person?
Calling All Bookworms & Smartie Pants – How Many Of These 50 Classics Have You Actually Read?
If You Get 100% On This Books Quiz You’re A Genius
If You Read 26/38 Of These Books As A Kid, You Were Definitely A Bookworm
Whether You Prefer The Book Or Movie Versions Of These Stories Will Completely Give Away Your Age
Can You Guess The Classic Book By These Extremely Vague Descriptions?
Only People Who Always Had A Book With Them In High School Can Get 9/13 On This YA Book Cover Quiz
Only Book Lovers Will Make It Past Level 20 On This Never-Ending Literary Quiz
The Hardest Game Of “Would You Rather” For Book Nerds
If You’ve Read All 26 Of These YA Books In Your Time, You Were Definitely An Angsty Teen
If You Lived In A Period Drama, Which Leading Lady Would You Be?
It’s easy! On or after January 9th, come into the Library to register. While you’re at it, check our catalog and reserve a few books to get a head start on your reading list.
Or register online using Beanstack.
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.
For every three books or audiobooks logged, you will receive a grand prize ticket to enter for the basket of your choice. The more books you log, the more entries you receive for prizes.
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 two books.
The Adult Winter Read is from January 9th to March 18th, 2023. You can sign up or enter the drawing at any point between those dates. Books read before January 9, 2023, and after March 18, 2023, do not count towards the program.