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Winter Reading Program - sign up in February

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Winter Reading CommitteeGet in the Olympic spirit by joining in the fun of the Wells County Public Library's annual Winter Reading Program throughout the month of February. The theme this year is "Go for the Gold."

To kick off the program, a Mini Olympics will be held on Saturday, February 1 from 10-11 a.m. at both the Main Library and Ossian Branch. Families can work together to make a family flag and participate in our "parade of nations" at 10:45 a.m. There will also be simple activities for children, as well as teens and adults from 10-11 a.m. Enjoy hot chocolate and bring your camera for a fun Olympic-themed photo booth!

Participants can sign up for the Winter Reading Program at the Mini Olympics or anytime during the month of February. If you sign up before February 8, you'll be entered into a drawing to win one of four prize packages. Just pick which program is for your age range:

Program for Teens and Adults: Sign-up at the Main Library, the Ossian Branch, or online. Everyone who signs up will receive a "Go for the Gold" candy. Participants keep track of the number of pages read or listened to on either a paper log or online. Teens need to read 500 pages and adults need to read 800 pages to complete the program. Those that finish will be able to select a book to keep or donate a book to Kate’s Kart, who gives books to children in local hospitals. Finishers will also be entered into a drawing for a either Sky Zone tickets or Fort Wayne Komets hockey tickets. All books must be read and logged by Friday, February 28th.

Program for Kids and Families: families can work together to “build a snowman” by reading different categories of books and completing fun activities. Participants get a chocolate treat for signing up and families that complete the snowman receive a box of hot chocolate, a book for the family to keep or donate to Kate’s Kart, and a chance to win a bowling prize. Forms and rules will be available in the Children’s Room at the Main Library or the Ossian Branch.

Prizes were graciously donated by the Friends of the Library, Sky Zone, and the Wells County Foundation.

For more information please stop by the Main Library or Ossian Branch.

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Written by Emily Marshall

Hey everyone! I’m Emily Marshall. As the Community Relations Manager for WCPL, I’m usually sitting in front of my computer creating posters in Photoshop, planning library programs, or teaching computer classes. In my spare time, I enjoy reading teen books, watching way too much TV, traveling, playing board games, and trying to convince people that cheesy Hallmark Channel and ABC Family original movies aren't “that bad.” I also love messages, so feel free to email me at emarshall(at)

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