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Winter Reading Program at MPL!

The following article was written by MPL's Youth Manager, Sharon Verbeten.

Warm Up to a Good Book with Manitowoc Public Library’s Winter Reading Program!

Winter is the perfect time to cozy up with a good book. Or a magazine. Even an audiobook. What are you waiting for?

Read—and be rewarded!—during Manitowoc Public Library’s annual Winter Reading Program. This year’s program, dubbed “Warm Up to a Good Book,” runs Saturday, January 28-Saturday, March 4—that’s five weeks of Tom Clancy espionage, Colleen Hoover romance, Stephenie Meyer fantasy or, for the smaller set, Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie silliness. 

All ages are encouraged to participate—even littles who can’t read yet! Grown-ups can read to them!

Only have ten minutes to read every day? That’s perfect! Got hooked on a book and read for one hour stretches? Even better! Just complete 10 hours throughout the course of the entire Winter Reading program. Don’t forget to stop by the Library at the end of the program for a small prize just for finishing!

Find out more at You can track your reading on the beanstack app (if you already have it) or by visiting (if you need to download it). Or if recording your progress with a paper tracker is more your speed, you can pick up one of those at any of our Service Desks starting on January 28—it’s a great way to record and color your way through these cold upcoming weeks!

Chill out and warm up with a good book!

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