Adult Winter Reading Program

Print Your Booklet

The 2015 booklet is not yet available, but when it is, you’ll find it right here.

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.

Participating

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.

Prizes

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!

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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

 

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2014 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.

ACME Comics
309-452-1332
115 North Street, Normal

Avanti’s Italian Restaurant
309-452-4436
407 South Main Street, Normal
&
309-662-4436
3302 E. Empire Street, Bloomington

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

Busey Bank
309-452-1102
201 W. College Avenue, Normal

Chipotle Mexican Grill
309-862-0309
701 South Main Street, Normal
&
309-661-7850
305 North Veterans Parkway, Bloomington

Cornbelters
309-454-2255
1000 West Raab Road, Normal

Culver’s
309-827-3527
1807 West Market Street, Bloomington
&
309-662-7070
901 North Hershey Road, Bloomington

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

Ecology Action Center
309-454-3169
202 West College Avenue

The Garlic Press
309-452-8841
108 North Street, Normal

Great Harvest Bread Company
309-662-8500
1704 Eastland Drive, Bloomington

Hampton Inn & Suites Normal
309-452-8900
320 South Towanda Avenue, Normal

It’s Poppin’ Gourmet Popcorn
309-268-4030
1520 East College Avenue, Normal

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches
309-452-8200
207 West North Street, Normal
&
309-451-1800
305 South Main Street, Normal
&
309-828-3300
203 West Market, Bloomington
&
309-664-6800
2301 E. Washington

Kelly’s Bakery & Cafe
309-820-1200
113 N. Center Street, Bloomington

Kroger
1550 East College Avenue, Normal
309-452-7476

Meatheads Burgers & Fries
309-451-3535
701 S. Main Street, Normal
&
309-661-8866
305 North Veteran’s Parkway, Suite 107, Bloomington

Medici in Normal
309-452-6334
120 North Street, Normal

Midwest College of Cosmetology
309-451-1373
755 West Raab Road

Miller Park Zoo
309-434-2250
1020 South Morris Avenue, Bloomington

Noodles & Company
309-454-3900
609 South Main Street, Normal

Normal Public Library Foundation

Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza
309-452-7575
1531 E. College Avenue, Normal

Paul Mitchell The School Normal
309-807-9455
1503 East College Avenue Suite L, Normal

Pheasant Lanes Family Fun Center
309-663-8556
804 N. Hershey Road, Bloomington

The Rock Restaurant
309-451-4976
203 West North Street, Normal

Sugar Mama’s Bakery
309-473-8231
405 North Main Street, Bloomington

Town of Normal

Uptown Gifts and Accessories
309-452-7999
114 West North Street, Normal

Uptown Normal

Windy City Wieners
309-452-2900
106 East Beaufort Street, Normal

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I count magazines, newspapers, or online articles?

Definitely!

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.

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