Winter Reading Challenge 2022/2023

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December 1, 2022

Winter Reading Challenge
December 19 - January 14
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The Salinas Public Library invites you to have fun while reading during your winter break. This is your chance to read some of your favorite books or discover new titles. Read for 15 minutes a day for 15 days and you can earn a FREE book! The challenge is open to all Salinas children and teens from December 19 – January 14, 2023. This is not a test or competition, nobody except you is keeping score, so have fun!

You may read books that you already have at home, checkout books from the library or download free e-books and audiobooks to your phone, tablet, or computer through is external) or is external) -- the goal is to read something you enjoy! Not sure what to read, you can ask one of our librarians or checkout the database Novelist Plus where you can see all different types of books in different genres for different ages. 

You can keep track of your reading via READsquared(link is external). Paper reading logs will also be available at any Salinas Public Library starting December 19. 

You may start claiming your prizes as soon as January 3, 2023. The last day to claim your prize is January 28.  To claim a prize, visit the library of your choice while supplies last. 


Winter Event Highlights (See our Calendar for all events)

Preschool: Learn & Play Storytime (Tuesdays at 12pm @ El Gabilan); Storytime Jamboree (Thursdays at 4pm @ John Steinbeck); Toddler Tales - Bilingual (Fridays at 10am @ Cesar Chavez); Spotlight Storytime (January 7 at 11am @ El Gabilan)

School Age: Winter Pixel Art (December 21 from 1-4pm @ John Steinbeck); Floor is Lava! (December 28 from 1-4pm @ Cesar Chavez); Floor is Lava! (January 4 from 1-4pm @ El Gabilan)

Teens: Dungeons & Dragons Intro (December 20 from 2-3pm @ El Gabilan); D&D Mini Painting (December 27 from 2-3pm @ El Gabilan); D&D One Shot (January 3 from 2-4pm @ El Gablian)

Take-Home Kits: Teen Zine (December 20 @ all branches); Kid Mosaic Sticker Art (January 12 @ all branches)