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.


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



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
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

Busey Bank
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

D.P. Dough
309-888-ZONE (9663)
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

Normal Public Library Foundation

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

Town of Normal

Uptown Gifts and Accessories
114 West North Street, 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.