Print Your Booklet
The 2015 booklet is not yet available, but when it is, you’ll find it right here.
Earn prizes for reading anything you want! You can even count newspapers, magazines, online articles, and text books!
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 records 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 and our drawing for Nook ereader. 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!
2014 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
BEER NUTS Free Pound of Peanuts (Coming Soon)
Busey Bank Free Credit Report and Professional Consultation
D.P. Dough Free Side Item w/Purchase of Calzone & Drink
Great Harvest Bread Company Free Giant Cookie w/Purchase of Cookie
It’s Poppin’ Gourmet Popcorn Free Bag of Popcorn w/Purchase of Bag
Kelly’s Bakery & Cafe Free Cookie
Midwest College of Cosmetology Free Haircut
Normal Public Library* Free Cocoa Packet * Free Coffee, Tea, or Cocoa Coupon, Free Movie Rental, * Letter Opener (Coming Soon), Used Book
Papa Murphy’s Free Cookie Dough, Cheesy Bread, Cinnamon Wheel, or S’mores Dessert Pizza w/Purchase of Pizza
Paul Mitchell The School Normal Free Awapuhi Keratriplex Moisture Hair Treatment – No Purchase Required, or Free Manicure w/Purchase of Pedicure
Pheasant Lanes Free Game of Bowling
The Rock Restuarant Free French Fries w/ Purchase of Any Sandwich
Sugar Mama Bakery Free Coffee
Town of Normal Free Hand Sanitizer, Laser Pointer Keychain, Yo-Yo, Chapstick, or Wooden Train Whistle
Uptown Normal Free Chapstick
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
Avanti’s Italian Restaurant
407 South Main Street, Normal
3302 E. Empire Street, Bloomington
309-827-8580 ext. 324
103 N. Robinson Street, Bloomington
201 W. College Avenue, Normal
Chipotle Mexican Grill
701 South Main Street, Normal
305 North Veterans Parkway, Bloomington
1000 West Raab Road, Normal
1807 West Market Street, Bloomington
901 North Hershey Road, Bloomington
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
Hampton Inn & Suites Normal
320 South Towanda Avenue, Normal
It’s Poppin’ Gourmet Popcorn
1520 East College Avenue, Normal
Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches
207 West North Street, Normal
305 South Main Street, Normal
203 West Market, Bloomington
2301 E. Washington
Kelly’s Bakery & Cafe
113 N. Center Street, Bloomington
1550 East College Avenue, Normal
Meatheads Burgers & Fries
701 S. Main Street, Normal
305 North Veteran’s Parkway, Suite 107, Bloomington
Medici in Normal
120 North Street, Normal
Midwest College of Cosmetology
755 West Raab Road
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
Paul Mitchell The School Normal
1503 East College Avenue Suite L, Normal
Pheasant Lanes Family Fun Center
804 N. Hershey Road, Bloomington
The Rock Restaurant
203 West North Street, Normal
Sugar Mama’s Bakery
405 North Main Street, Bloomington
Uptown Gifts and Accessories
114 West North Street, Normal
Windy City Wieners
106 East Beaufort Street, Normal
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I count magazines, newspapers, or online articles?
Can I count books that I read on my computer or e-reader?
Of course! It’s all the same to us.
Can I count time that I spend reading to my kids?
For sure! We love when you read to your kids!
Can I count audiobooks?
Can I count the time that I spend reading a book even if I don’t finish it?
Absolutely! Ten minutes is ten minutes.
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.