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If you love reading and you love a Challenge, you're going to love the Library's Winter Reading Challenge for adults. It runs January 3-February 28, 2022.

Download a Winter Reading Challenge form (pdf) or pick up a form at the checkout desk of any library branch or Mobile Library. Or, you can complete the challenge online.

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!

Need help getting started?

Here are suggested titles for each of the 15 challenges.

Love Story

Hispanic Author

Makes You Laugh

Character or Author with a Disability

Set in Missouri

Young Adult

Short Stories

Main Character Over 50

Celebrity Memoir

Award Winner

About Mental Health

Non-Human Main Character

Time Travel

Immigrant Perspective

Something Scary