Winter Reading Program 2020
The Winter Library Reading Program has begun!
The Keokuk Public Library is currently hosting its eleventh annual Winter Reading Program, which started on Monday, January 20th and runs through Saturday, February 29th, to encourage citizens to read more this winter. This year’s theme is “Book Bingo” and is for ages 2 through adult!
Ages 2 and up must register at the Front Desk for either the child (2-12), teen (13-17), or adult program (18+). This is the second year that children have been added to the program!
You can read anything for this program – books, e-books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, instruction manuals, and more. Each age group is given a Bingo card with different reading and library-related tasks to complete. The adults have squares like “Green Cover,” “Recommended by a librarian,” and “Browse the cook books.” Teens have squares like “Series starter,” “Take a selfie with a librarian,” and “A LOL Worthy Book.” The kids have squares such as “Fairy Tale,” “Sit in the rocking chair,” and “Read your favorite picture book.” Children who are not yet able to read can count books that are read TO them. In fact, when you read to or with someone else, both can potentially mark off Bingo squares!
When participants mark off a Bingo (across, up/down, diagonal, 4 corners), they can enter a prize drawing. Teens and adults that black out their card before the end of the program can enter a grand prize drawing!
Prize baskets for adults are: Car Care, Dinner & a Movie, and Let’s Bake! Adult grand prizes are a tablet and an Ancestry DNA kit. Prize baskets for teens are: Curl up with a Good Book, and Dinner & a Movie. Teen grand prizes are an instant camera with film and wireless ear buds. Kids play for three Curl up with a Good Book baskets, Ice Cream Party basket, and a Slime Kit. Everyone that signs up for the program will receive a pizza gift certificate and a sign-up prize.
All prize entries must be turned in by 2:45 on February 29th. Basket and Grand Prize drawings will be held on March 2nd at 9:00 am. For more information, please contact the library at (319) 524-1483, drop by the library on 210 N. 5th Street, or visit www.keokuklibrary.org.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Financial sponsors are Peevler Real Estate, Pilot Grove Savings Bank, Sutlive Real Estate, and Roquette America. Prizes were donated by Happy Joe’s Pizza, the Daily Gate City, and KFC.