Adult Winter Reading Program

Patrons selected American Regionalism as the theme for 2020’s Adult Winter Reading Program by popular vote. We’ll explore the nation by diving into the various regions of our country. You may choose to read a mystery set in New England, a western exploring the Rocky Mountains, or learn about the flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest.

The challenge is simple:

  • Read 5 books set in different geographic areas and earn a prize for participating.

It’s up to you, but we will help you along the way. When you sign up, we’ll send you a log at the beginning of the program (in large print, braille, or electronic format) to track your progress. We’ll also have some suggestions and pre-loaded cartridges available with ideas about how to fulfill your personal challenge.  As always, reader advisors can also help record your progress or give you additional ideas about what to read.

Our journey begins January 2 and will run through March 9. Registration will open on December 1, 2019, and continue through February 24th, 2020.   The deadline for submitting the books read as part of the challenge will be March 16, 2020.

Previous Themes:

Below are the available recommended reading lists for previous years. Feel free to explore the themes to find new books to experience! All of the lists are linked to BARD.

2019: And the Award Goes To...

2018: Read-a-Likes

2017: Passport to Adventure

2016: Thrillers and Killers (Mysteries and True Crime)

2015: The Beginning of Our Great Nation (American History)

2014: Broaden Your Horizon! Read Locally Produced Books

2013: Books Made Into Movies 

2012: Stories from Our Past: American Historical Fiction

2011: Mystery Loves Company

2010: Getting to Know You (Biographies)