FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 27, 2014
Contact: Laura Swinford, (573) 522-2592
Wolfner Library Announces 2014 Adult Winter Reading Program
Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander today announced this year’s Adult Winter Reading Program, sponsored by Wolfner Library, a free library service for Missourians who are unable to use standard print materials due to a visual or physical disability. Participants must finish at least 12 books from a list of 100 titles to complete the program, and those who do will be entered into a grand prize drawing. The program will run from January 27 to March 3, 2014, and those interested may now register by calling (800) 392-2614.
"I encourage Missourians to participate in this great reading program," said Kander. "We all know the importance of reading, and by committing to a program like this, we not only draw benefit for ourselves, but also set an example for young readers in our lives."
Book lists are available for download in SHELF, a website for locally produced audio books maintained by the Keystone Library System. This site will provide participants with access to over 2,500 books available for download, which can be requested through Wolfner’s online catalog. Ten genre lists have been specifically selected for the reading program, with 10 books in each list.
The 2014 Adult Winter Reading Program is funded by the Library Users of Missouri, an affiliate of the Missouri Council of the Blind.
Currently, over 11,000 Missourians actively use the library’s collection of fiction and nonfiction audio and braille books and magazine subscriptions. To learn more about Wolfner Library or become a member, call (800) 392-2614 or visit http://www.sos.mo.gov/wolfner
Visit www.sos.mo.gov to learn more about the Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.
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