Library Living: The Winter Adult Reading Program


Remember when you were a kid and your parents signed you up for the summer reading program? You received prizes if you read a certain amount, and there were all these fun activities to do all summer long… It was awesome! 

But did you know that the Pikes Peak Library District does a reading program for adults?? AND YOU GET CHOCOLATE IF YOU FINISH?!? 

My husband and I have done PPLD’s Winter Adult Reading Program together for the last several years, and it’s a lot of fun to be able to read with each other! We spend a lot more intentional time together than we normally would, and it helps us slow down a little at the end of each day. 

So how does the program work? 

PPLD Winter Adult Reading Program graphicThe Winter Adult Reading Program runs from February 1st to March 31st. So you have two whole months to log 30 days of activities – whether that be 30 minutes of reading, or attending any PPLD provided activity. 

You can register online or at any PPLD location, but registering in-person will earn you a tote bag! Once you’ve logged 30 days of activity, you can come back to the library to receive your Winter Adult Reading Program mug and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory chocolate bar, as well as an entry into a grand prize! Every five additional days you log will earn you an extra entry into the grand prize drawing. 

Looking for some recommendations on what to read? I polled Co Springs Mom contributors for some of their favorites! 

  • Kellee: Anne of Green Gables, by L. M. Montgomery
    • “Anne is such a loveable character, who gets into trouble with the best of us. I love seeing her relationships develop as time goes on – and if you’re looking for more, there’s a whole series about Anne after her first book.”
  • Rachel: Beyond the 100th Meridian, by Wallace Stegner
  • Chelsea: It Starts With Food, by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig
    • “This book is a life-changer for health!”
  • Heather: Minimalist Homeschooling, by Zara Fagen, Ph.D.
    • “This quick read has helped me feel confident in my homeschooling approach and keep perspective when this new role of “teacher” starts to overwhelm me.”
  • Maria: “My love language! How do I begin to choose?!”
    • Rom-com: When in Rome, by Sarah Adams
    • Homeschool: The Call of the Wild and Free, by Ainsley Arment OR The Brave Learner, by Julie Bogart
    • Mystery: Six Sweets Under, by Sarah Fox
    • Fiction: The Measure, by Nikki Erlick OR The Stories We Tell, by Joanna Gaines

Have you signed up for the Winter Adult Reading Program? Let us know what you’re reading! 

Come back next month for the next installment of “Library Living” to see what else our library has to offer!

Interested in more library content? This article is part of a series about the PPLD library called “Library Living” — check out our previous articles here!