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Posted on: January 10, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Pull up to the Downtown Library for the Curbside Cocoa Kickoff

Read for a Better World Curbside Kickoff January 14 illustrations of snow, winter

Explore other worlds from your own armchair through winter reading. To kick off "winter reading season" the Rock Island Public Library invites you to pull up or walk up to the Curbside Cocoa Kickoff event on Friday, January 14!

Prepare for Cozy Winter Reads with the Library's Winter Reading Challenge Curbside Kickoff on Friday, January 14

To kick off their 2022 Read for a Better World Winter Reading Challenge, the Rock Island Public Library will offer a Curbside Cocoa Kickoff event on Friday for all ages.  

To attend, simply pull up or walk up to the Rock Island Downtown Library curbside lane on the south side of the library anytime between 3:00 and 6:00 pm on Friday, January 14. Well-bundled library staff will greet you with a free cozy winter reading kit, filled with cocoa, other winter reading supplies, and information on signing up for the challenge. 

The Rock Island Downtown Library is located at 401 19th Street. The south side is along the alley between 20th and 19th Streets. Please enter the alley from the 20th Street side.  

The curbside event, and the winter reading challenge itself, are free and open to anyone. The 2022 Winter Reading Challenge encourages all ages to “Read for a Better World” from Monday, January 17 through Saturday, February 26. Participants in the six-week challenge will read anything they want, anytime they want, and track reading time or books for digital badges and small rewards. Challenge participants can also help the library achieve a community-wide winter reading goal of 4,000 minutes and 900 books. 

Age-based goals for the reading challenge include: 

  • Children, pre-kindergarten to 6th grades: Finish 10 books, earn a prize book. (Reading to a child counts, so start a family story time.) 
  • Teens, ages 12 to 18: Read 5 hours, earn prizes at 150 and 300 minutes. Books read for school also count. 
  • Adults, ages 18 and up: Earn an entry into weekly drawings for each book you finish, up to five books. All types of reading (print, eBook, audiobook) count. 

The Winter Reading Challenge is for all ages, and is open to anyone. Prizes must be picked up locally. The library will not mail rewards. 

To join in the free reading challenge, log into the library’s Beanstack site or download the free reading app, and track what you read. A paper option is available under "Reading Challenges" at the library website. 

For more services and events at the library, visit the library website, call 309-732-READ, and follow the Rock Island Library on social media. 

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