Winter Reading

Winter Reading


January 4-March 1

Introducing Winter Reading for adults ages 18+. Participate in activities, complete a challenge, and earn prizes! Curl up, get cozy, and get reading!



Winter Reading begins Monday, January 4, and you can register right here on the Winter Reading page of the website! Log your progress online. Or if you prefer, you may track your Winter Reading on the downloadable Winter Reading log. Winter Reading logs can also be picked up at any library location beginning January 4.


Winter Reading Prizes

Adults who complete their reading challenge will earn great prizes.

When you arrive, Library staff will look up your completed online Winter Reading challenge. If you used a printed Winter Reading log (BINGO card) to track your progress (instead of the online portal), please bring your Winter Reading log with you when you arrive to pick up your prize.

Swamp Rabbit Café pastry voucher
A free pastry from the Swamp Rabbit Café

While supplies last. Adults who complete the Winter Reading challenge may pick up at any GCLS library location.

Winter Reading mug
A Winter Reading Mug

While supplies last. Beginning January 4, adults who complete the Winter Reading challenge may click on “Prize pick-up” button below to arrange to pick up a Winter Reading mug at the GCLS library location of your choice.

Prize Pick-up


Grand Prizes!

Adults who complete their Winter Reading challenge (one straight line—down, across, or diagonal—on the Winter Reading BINGO card) will be entered in a drawing for each grand prize. Those who complete their entire BINGO card of challenges will be entered twice in each grand prize drawing.

Swamp Rabbits logo
Two free tickets to a Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey game!

Two tickets to a special Library Night Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey game on Saturday, March 27 in honor of our Winter Readers! 12 winners will receive this prize! Library Night with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits begins at 7:05p on Saturday, March 27. 

Kindle Paperwhite
One Kindle Paperwhite with leather cover!
  • 8 GB capacity
  • Paperwhite display technology
  • Waterproof
  • 6” glare-free display
  • Adjustable light for indoor and outdoor reading
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Easily download your library e-books from Libby!

Local Author Expo
Winter Reading Kickoff: Local Author Expo

Celebrate Winter Reading with a virtual kickoff event, the Local Author Expo, on Thursday, January 7. The Library System's annual Local Author Expo showcases local authors and their work. Submissions are accepted each fall for participation, and this year’s featured local authors have already been selected. But don’t worry! If you are interested in participating in the future, please check back during the fall.

Reading Lists



Who can participate?

Adults ages 18+ can all participate in the Winter Reading challenge! Winter Reading is free, open to the public and does not require a Library card.

Can I count books that I read on my computer or e-reader?

Of course!

Can I count audiobooks?
You bet!


We are so thankful for the support of the following Winter Reading sponsors who provided so many special prize offerings in support of Winter Readers in our community.

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