Adult Winter Reading Program

Print Your Booklet

Print your booklet here!  Or pick one up at the Front Desk.

The Basics

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!

1. Read.

You can read anything that you’d like – as long as you’re reading, it counts!

2. Record.

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 a Kindle Fire tablet.  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 prizes.  Prize selection will be on a first come, first serve basis, so hurry in!


2016 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.

BEER NUTS Pouch / Passport Holder, Ear Buds, or *Over-Ear Headphones

D.P. Dough Free Side Item w/Purchase of Calzone & Drink

*Great Harvest Bread Company One Giant Cookie

Kelly’s Bakery and Cafe Free Cookie

Normal Public Library *Free Cocoa Packet, *Free Coffee, Tea, or Cocoa Coupon, Free Movie Rental, *Letter Opener, Used Book

The Normal Theater Free Popcorn w/ Purchase of Popcorn

*Papa Murphy’s Free Cookie Dough w/Purchase of Pizza

The Rock Restaurant Free French Fries w/ Purchase of Any Sandwich

Sugar Mama Bakery Free Coffee

*Town of Normal Coffee Mug or Water Bottle

Uptown Normal Chapstick

Windy City Wieners Free Fries or Drink w/ Any Purchase



2016 Sponsors

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.

309-827-8580 ext. 324
103 N. Robinson Street, Bloomington

Beyond Normal
112 E. Beaufort Street, Normal

D.P. Dough
309-888-ZONE (9663)
121 E. Beaufort Street, Normal

The Garlic Press
108 North Street, Normal

Great Harvest Bread Company
1704 Eastland Drive, Bloomington

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

Normal Public Library Foundation

The Normal Theater
209 North Street, Normal

Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza
1531 E. College Avenue, Normal

The Rock Restaurant
203 West North Street, Normal

Sugar Mama Bakery
116 West North Street, Normal
405 North Main Street, Bloomington

Town of Normal

Uptown 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?

You bet!

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.