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Join the Adult Winter Reading Challenge Jan. 3-Feb. 28

November 23, 2021 — If you love reading, and you love a challenge, you’re going to love the Library’s third Winter Reading Challenge for adults. It runs Jan. 3-Feb. 28.

Pick up a Winter Reading Challenge form at the checkout desk of any library branch or Mobile Library, and get ready to mix it up! You can also log your titles on Beanstack by visiting beginning Jan. 3.

Librarians have assembled 15 new reading categories this year that may delight you, push you outside your reading comfort zone, or introduce you to your new, favorite author.

Read books that match at least five of the 15 categories, turn in your completed challenge form to your library branch, and receive the 2022 edition mug for being a Winter Reading Master!  

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Here are the categories:

  1. Love story
  2. Hispanic author
  3. Makes you laugh
  4. Character or author with a disability
  5. Set in Missouri
  6. Young adult
  7. Short stories
  8. Main character over 50
  9. Celebrity memoir
  10. Award winner
  11. About mental health
  12. Non-human main character
  13. Time travel
  14. Immigrant perspective
  15. Something scary




Kathleen O'Dell
Community Relations Director
(417) 616-0564
Sarah Jane Rosendahl
(417) 616-0566

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