Winter reading challenge returns to Northland

Mid-Continent Public Library is hosting its seventh annual Winter Reading Challenge from Jan. 15 to March 15. To sign up visit

Mid-Continent Public Library's Winter Reading Challenge runs through March 15.

Adults who read five books and log them online at will earn a commemorative Winter Reading Challenge mug as well as a chance to win a vacation for two to Universal Orlando Resort.

The theme this year is "Imagine That" paying tribute to the fantasy genre which pulls the reader into exciting new worlds, a press release states.

The challenge is open to anyone age 18 or older.

"Reading offers tremendous benefits to people of all ages, but oftentimes it gets put on the back burner for adults with busy day-to-day schedules," said Amy Fisher, manager of MCPL's Information and Reader Services Department. "The Winter Reading Challenge offers adults a chance to reclaim those benefits — as well as the enjoyment of reading for pleasure — with the added encouragement of being part of a fun, citywide movement."

For more information about the program, including full lists of rules, more details about prizes and a suggested reading list compiled by MCPL staff, visit

Participant can keep in contact with other readers by posting on social media about their experiences using #mcplwinterread.

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