Grant County Library to Offer ‘Hot Reads for Cold Nights’ Program






Grant County Library to Offer ‘Hot Reads for Cold Nights’ Program





In South Dakota, cold winter weather is inevitable. The Grant County Public Library offers a reading program to help patrons make a great reading selection. The Hot Reads for Cold Nights reading program runs from now until March 31, 2022, offering hot reads to pass the cold nights.    
Hot Reads for Cold Nights offers lists of great reading suggestions for books in six different age groups, from preschool to adults. “The lists offer a wide range of book topics and styles and encourage readers to be adventurous and try something they may not normally read,” says Tammy Wollschlager, library staff member.     
The books on the lists are displayed in the library. Each book comes with a book mark ballot for the reader to give a star-rating-vote for the material. The bookmark ballot is returned with the book and used to determine a Grant County Public Library book of the year at the conclusion of the program in each division.     
A drawing will be made from the returned bookmark ballots at the conclusion of the program. A winner in each division will be awarded a cash card or certificate.    
The list of books for the adults feature the top 40 most often checked out books since January of 2020. “Avid readers can make sure they didn’t miss a great read, and novice readers will be led to titles already proven to be popular by local readers,” said Wollschlager.   
The high school and middle school lists each consist of 12 nominees for South Dakota and Grant County Public Library books of the year.   South Dakota book of the year nominees are chosen by teen service librarians around the state and Grant County nominees are chosen locally.   Once again, the Grant County Public Library is offering the Grant County Teen Read Challenge, encouraging students to read the nominated books.     
The book lists for the younger divisions come from the South Dakota Children’s book award nominees.   They include a Prairie Bud list for prekindergarten to first graders, a Prairie Bloom list for second and third graders and a Prairie Pasque list for fourth and fifth graders.     
All votes placed for titles on the school age lists will be placed at the state level to choose the South Dakota book of the year.     
In addition to being available at the library, many of the titles from the Hot Reads for Cold Nights book lists are available digitally and offered free with your library card for device reading. All Grant County Public Library card accounts can be managed from home via internet connection, including reserving materials and renewing materials.  
Winning books in each division as well as the Hot Reads for Cold Nights prize winners will be announced on April 12, 2022.   
For more information, call the library at 432-6543, visit our webpage or Facebook.


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