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Winter Reads

Winter goes a whole lot faster with a good book (or several!).

From January 2 through February 28, your metro public libraries encourage you to spend some of our cold, snowy nights and weekends checking out some books and sharing your reactions as part of the Winter Jackets Reading Program.

There are also some great opportunities to hear your favorite metro area authors reading from their work at a library near you. Check out the calendar for upcoming author talks. And, as always, your friendly and very knowledgeable librarians are available to give you suggestions on some new reading/listening options based on the kinds of genres and writers you enjoy.

Also, this is a great opportunity to learn about a wonderful online resource, NoveList, available at all of your metro public libraries. NoveList helps you answer the question, "What should I read next?" by asking you questions designed to create a customized reading list based on your interests. You can access NoveList via your library’s website, using your library card bar code, or visit your library and ask a librarian about this resource.

Don't forget that there are more possible reading formats to choose from than ever at your metro public libraries – audiobooks (CD or downloadable MP3 format), downloads for your e-Readers (iPad, Kindle, etc.), and the always popular print books! 

The Winter Jackets reading program offers two ways to share what you are reading: 
  1. Flip through the official “Winter Jackets Reader Reviews” 3-ring notebooks. You’ll get not only titles, but comments and ratings from others who are participating in the Winter Jackets adult reading program. (And remember to submit your own reviews!)
  2. Follow #ireadhere - If you're on Facebook or Twitter, follow this hashtags to hear where others are curling up with a good book and what they're reading. Share your winter reads this way, too.