Winter reading program
SALEM- Get ready. Start your reading engines for the Salem Library’s Winter Reading Program for all ages. Registration and Week One of The Winter Reading program began Tuesday, Jan. 22, although participants can register throughout the contest period. Participants will receive a punch card for 5 weeks of reading. If cards are lost, participants will receive a new card, but will have to start from the beginning. The goal of the contest is to read one book per week for five weeks. The contest ends on Saturday, Feb. 23, the week which includes President’s Day (previously George Washington’s birthday, our $1 bill guy). There will be additional chances to win prizes for all library patrons with weekly games, puzzles. The Winter Reading Program is self-paced. Participants who need to catch up because they did not begin on Week One, can read more than one book a week, but they cannot surpass the current week. Weekly prizes will be given. At the end of 5 weeks, participants who have read 5 books (and submitted punch cards by 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23) will be entered to win a raffle prize, one for each age group: Preschool-Grade 3; Grades 4-6; Grades 7-12, and adult. The raffle drawing will be held during the week of Feb. 25. The Winter Reading Program is made possible by the sale of knitted goods by the Salem Library Knitters and donations given to the Friends of the Salem Library.