Adult Winter Reading Program


We want you to chase away those winter blues by reading books that keep you warm and cozy! It is easy and fun to participate. Simply read and report six books that in some way incorporate or include heat, warmth, fire, etc...

Do you need some help choosing titles? You could...

  • “Escape” to a tropical setting
  • Enjoy a heart-warming romance
  • Research the great Chicago or San Francisco fires
  • Cookbooks! Learn how to bake, grill or cook something delicious
  • Read about volcanoes, global warming, or hot springs
  • Steam-powered engines might get your gears turning
  • Anything “HOT off the presses” (published within the last six months)


Did a book make you “hot under the collar” or leave you feeling “warm and fuzzy”? If the answer is yes, write it down!

If you need more help choosing a title you can always contact the reader advisors here at the library. They are always full of great ideas, ready and willing to help.

The reading program runs from December 1, 2021 through February 28, 2022. All titles will need to be reported by March 11 in order to qualify for completion and prizes.


The program runs from December 1, 2021 through February 28, 2022. 

*You must report all titles by March 11, 2022 to complete the program and be eligible for prizes.   

Register for this program with Beanstack or by contacting the library. [email protected] or 800-392-2614   


Previous Programs:

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

2021: Missouri Bicentennial- Past, Present, Future

2020: American Regionalism

2019: And the Award Goes To...

2018: Read-a-Likes

2017: Passport to Adventure

2016: Thrillers and Killers 

2015: The Beginning of Our Great Nation 

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