Earn prizes for reading anything you want! You can even count newspapers, magazines, online articles, and text books!
Check the calendar for upcoming dates for the Adult Winter Reading Program.
It’s Easy as 1, 2, 3!
You can read anything that you’d like – as long as you’re reading, it counts!
Keep track of the time you spend reading. For every ten minutes that you read, you can check off one of the boxes on your Reading Record.
3. Earn Prizes!
Bring in a completed Reading Log to get your prize.
You only have to complete an individual Reading Log (two hours worth of reading), not the entire Reading Record to earn your prize.
You don’t need to register to start the program! The first time you bring in a log, we’ll just add your name to our spreadsheet and start recording your logs. Easy as pie!
You don’t need to live in Normal to participate. You just have to be 16 or older.
There are plenty of opportunities to win prizes!
First, each completed Reading Log will earn you one prize that you can pick out at the Front Desk.
Second, each Reading Log will also get you an entry into our Grand Prize Drawing. So, the more logs you turn in, the more chances you’ll have to win.
The drawing will take place after the Winter Reading Program has ended and you’ll be notified if you won one of our many amazing prizes!
Winners of our Grand Prize Drawing will be able to come in and select their prize. Prize selection will be on a first come, first serve basis, so hurry in!
2013 Reading Log Prizes
Reading Log Prizes change frequently. Check at the Front Desk for the most current list.
Prizes marked with a “*” have a limit of one per visit to the library.
ACME Comics Free Comic (coming soon)
Casey’s Garden Shop and Florist Free Pen
Children’s Discovery Museum Free Pencil
Chill Out $2 of Free Frozen Yogurt
D.P. Dough Free Side Item w/Purchase of Calzone & Drink
Ecology Action Center Free Magnet
La Bamba’s Free Medium Drink with Any Purchase
Normal Public Library * Cocoa Packet
Normal Public Library * Coffee, Tea, or Cocoa Coupon
Normal Public Library Free Movie Rental
Normal Public Library Used Book
Papa Murphy’s Free Cookie Dough with Purchase of Pizza
Pheasant Lanes Free Game of Bowling
The Rock Free French Fries with Any Sandwich
Uptown Normal Free Chapstick
Uptown Normal Free Heavy Duty Magnetic Clip
Windy City Wieners Free Fries or Drink with Any Purchase
We could not do this program without all of our wonderful sponsors!
Please give them a great big thank-you next time you stop by their business.
115 North Street, Normal
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts
Casey’s Garden Shop
309-828-1424 & 1-800-679-2300
1505 N. Main Street, Bloomington
Children’s Discovery Museum
101 East Beaufort Street, Normal
Chill Out Yogurt
116 W. North Street, Normal
121 E. Beaufort Street, Normal
Ecology Action Center
202 West College Avenue
The Garlic Press
108 North Street, Normal
Great Harvest Bread Company
1704 Eastland Drive, Bloomington
HealthSource of Normal Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab
214 S. Linden Street, Normal
Heartland Bank and Trust Company
405 N. Hershey Road, Bloomington
Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches
207 West North Street, Normal
305 South Main Street, Normal
203 West Market, Bloomington
2301 E. Washington
129 E. Beaufort Street, Normal
Meatheads Burgers & Fries
701 S. Main Street, Normal
305 North Veteran’s Parkway, Suite 107, Bloomington
Miller Park Zoo
1020 South Morris Avenue, Bloomington
Noodles & Company
609 South Main Street, Normal
Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza
1531 E. College Avenue, Normal
Pheasant Lanes Family Fun Center
804 N. Hershey Road, Bloomington
The Rock Restaurant
203 W. North Street, Normal
Uptown 138 Sports Pizza + Pub
138 E. Beaufort St. Suite B, Normal
Uptown Gifts and Accessories
114 W. North Street, Normal
11 Uptown Circle, Normal
Windy City Wieners
106 E. Beaufort Street, Normal
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I count magazines, newspapers, or online articles?
Can I count audiobooks?
Can I count books that I read on my computer or e-reader?
Can I count time that I spend reading to my kids?
Can I count the time that I spend reading a book even if I don’t finish it?
Absolutely! Ten minutes is ten minutes, whether you finish the book or not.
If I finish the Reading Logs in my booklet, can I do more?
Since we have a limited number of prizes, we ask that you complete only six Reading Logs.
Is it okay if I lose my original booklet?
No problem! You can just grab another one. We have the number of Reading Logs you’ve already completed saved in our records.
Can I join the program after its official start date?
You bet! And if you can remember any reading that you’ve done after the official start date, you’re welcome to go back and count that.
Can I count reading that I’ve done before the official start date?
Actually, we do ask that you count only reading you’ve done within the official dates of the program.