Winter Reading Challenge

Challenge yourself to read more this winter at the library!Winter Reading Challenge

Important Dates

Winter Reading Challenge Starts:

Friday, January 3, 2020

Winter Challenge End / All Reading Points due: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

Winner Announced for Adult & Teen Raffle Baskets:
Tuesday, March 3

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate?

Everyone! Babies, toddlers, children, teens, and adults. If your child hasn't quite started reading by themselves yet, you can still sign them up and read with them. 

How do I sign up?

You can sign up any time after January 3 at any branch of the Lake County Library. Just visit your local branch and fill out a small form at the circulation desk and turn it in. 

How does it work?


When you sign up you can pick up a reading log at your local branch library and start reading library books. Library staff will log reading when you return them to the front desk in the library. For every page you read you get 1 reading point, but for short books that are less than 50 pages we round up to 50 points. 

For every 50 reading points you get a sticker for your reading log. At 1,000 points you complete the challenge! Once you finish the challenge you can pick out a book, donated by the Friends of the Lake County Library, to sign your name in and be the first person to check it out. 

Teens and Adults:

After you sign up you can start reading library books.

Visit the library desk when you return books to get credit. For every 200 pages you read you will get a ticket to put in the raffle jar, up to a maximum of 5 tickets. Once you read at least 1,000 pages you complete the challenge and can pick out a brand new book to put your name inside and be the first person to check it out. 

The drawing to decide the winner of the raffle will be held at the end of the program. 

Do I need a library card?

Yes. If you are a child and you don’t have a library card but someone in your family checks books out for you, you can use their card.  For adults, if you don’t have a card, it’s easy to get one: just bring your photo ID to your nearest library branch.

Can I read eBooks or listen to audiobooks?

Yes! When entering eBooks or audiobooks on your reading log library staff will estimate the number of pages by looking up a print copy.

My child can't read by themselves, can they still sign up?

Yes! Children who can't quite read on their own yet can still sign up and you can record the books that you read together.

What are the prizes?

Reading is its own reward, but we also offer prizes to make the program more fun. 


Kids get a sticker for every 50 points they earn for their reading log. 

They also receive a small prize every time they hit a reading milestone on their first reading log. 

Those who finish the challenge by earning 1,000 points get to pick out a book and put their name inside. They get to be the first person to check it out! 

Adults and Teens:
Adults and teens earn tickets for the raffle drawing. The raffle prize is a gift basket filled with new books and other prizes, one for teens and one for adults.

Adults and teens that finish the challenge by earning 1000 points also get to be the first to checkout a brand new book with a commemorative book plate inside.

What if I have more questions?

Be sure to contact the library either online, over the phone, or by visiting your local branch.