Winter Is Bear-Able At The Sidney-Richland County Library

Sidney-Richland County Library is bringing back the Winter Reading Challenge! A twist on SRCL’s Summer Reading Program, the Winter Reading Challenge aims to keep reading skills strong while also being fun and entertaining.  From Jan. 1-31, patrons of all ages can register and participate through READsquared.

The 2024 Winter Reading Challenge theme is “Winter is Bear-able.” The annual program challenges patrons to track their progress as they read, attend library events, and complete weekly missions in READsquared. Examples of missions include “Check out an item from our Library of Things”, “Make a snow angel”, “Read with a stuffed animal” and many more.

Last winter, 86 Richland County residents participated in the program. The Library’s goal for 2024 is to have 100 participants. Patrons who log 400 minutes and complete the challenge will be entered into a prize drawing. Another way to earn a prize entry is to complete three of the four missions. There are six food-themed prizes!

Studies show the benefits of reading can include reducing stress and increasing quality of sleep, slowing down the onset of dementia. The benefits of regularly putting time aside to lose ourselves in a good book are far-reaching and, in some cases, life-changing.

For more information on the Sidney-Richland County’s Winter Reading Challenge, visit the Library, call them at 406-433-1917, or check out their Facebook page.

 

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