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Library Winter Reading Program Begins January 3

St. Cloud, MN, December 2011: The 2012 Winter Reading Program at Great River Regional Library (GRRL) begins at all 32 library locations on Tuesday, Jan. 3 and end Saturday, Feb. 25. The program’s theme is “Wrap Yourself Up in a Good Book.” Participants must be in sixth-grade or older.

Participants will receive a drawing slip when they register at their library. After they have read (or listened to) five books of their choice, the slip may be turned in for a drawing. Slips will be eligible for both local and regional drawings. Local prizes include custom themed mugs and fleece blankets. The regional grand prizes will be three Nook e-Readers. Prizes are purchased with the assistance of the St. Cloud Friends of the Library.

“This is a reading program with the emphasis on fun,” said Beth Ringsmuth-Stolpman, a Patron Services Specialist at the library. “The more books you read, the more drawing slips you may submit for the drawings.”

Many branch locations for GRRL will offer author talks, book clubs and other events to encourage winter reading. Check the library's Events page for more information.