Winter reading program kicking off at library

The 2012 Winter Reading Program at Great River Regional Library (GRRL) begins at all 32 library locations on Tuesday, Jan. 3 and end Feb. 25. The program’s theme is “Wrap Yourself Up in a Good Book.” Participants must be in sixth-grade or older.

Participants will receive a drawing slip when they register at their library. After they have read (or listened to) five books of their choice, the slip may be turned in for a drawing. Slips will be eligible for both local and regional drawings. Local prizes include custom-themed mugs and fleece blankets. The regional grand prizes will be three Nook e-readers. Prizes are purchased with the assistance of the St. Cloud Friends of the Library.

“This is a reading program with the emphasis on fun,” said Beth Ringsmuth-Stolpman, a patron services specialist at the library. “The more books you read, the more drawing slips you may submit for the drawings.”