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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Tuesday, 07 January 2014 11:47

Winter Reading Program at the Rock Island Public Library, Jan. 21 to March 1

Rock Island, IL: Knights, princesses, dragons, kings, and queens are invited to storm the reading castle with the Midwinter Knights' Read winter reading program from the Rock Island Public Library. The campaign to promote winter reading for fun and relaxation runs from Tuesday, Jan. 21 to Saturday, March 1 at all library locations.


Reading challenges are available for both children and adult readers. Children from pre-school to 6th grades can pick up a Midwinter Knights' Read reading log, with the goal to read either 12 books or for three hours of accumulated time. As an incentive for registering, children can pick up a pencil, bookmark and sticker with the reading log. Children who complete their reading goal will earn a book and bag.

To help get kids in the right fairy-tale mood, the library will host a Winter Reading party kick-off party at 2:00 pm on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. The Knights & Dragons - It's "Joust" a Party event will include games, fun, crafts and more for children of all ages.

Other medieval themed family events include a Castles & Knights Storytime at 11:00 am, also on Jan. 18 at the Main Library, free children's movies at 1:00 pm on Friday, Jan. 17 and Feb. 14 at at the Rock Island Main Library, and dragon-themed storytimes during the week of Jan. 20 at the 30/31, Southwest and Main Library branches.

Adults ages 18 and up can participate in the reading program by completing one entry form for each adult book, eBook or audiobook completed during the Jan. 21 to March 1 challenge period. Only books read between the contest period should be counted. Entries will go into a random drawing for the grand prize of an Amazon Kindle Fire HD, or secondary prizes of gift cards and passes to restaurants, merchants and attractions.

Children’s reading logs and adult reading challenge entries are due back to the library by 5:00 pm on Saturday, March 1. Forms will be available starting Tuesday, Jan. 21 at all Rock Island Library locations.

The library will be closed Monday, Jan. 20 for a staff in-service training day.

Winter reading prizes are sponsored by the Friends of the Rock Island Public Library.

For more upcoming library events, visit the library website at www.rockislandlibrary.org, follow Rock Island Library on Facebook or call 309-732-7323.


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