Library Launching New Reading Challenge for Adults

Winter Reading Program Starts January 1st

Posted In: News, Local,   By: Robert E Martin

31st December, 2020     0

The Public Libraries of Saginaw is kicking off the New Year with a new program designed for adults who want to better themselves.
 
Adults, ages 18 and up, can either register for the "New Year, New You!" winter reading challenge online at www.saginawlibrary.org or pick up a bingo-style reading record curbside at Hoyt or Zauel libraries between January 1 and February 15.
 
Registrants will have until February 28 to complete reading challenges like completing "a book set in two different time periods," or "a classic you've been meaning to read" and marking off squares to make a bingo. Those who complete the challenge will be entered into a grand prize drawing.
 
"The new year brings the opportunity to set goals for ourselves. We want to challenge you to expand your reading horizons and read across a range of genres and formats," Marketing Librarian Lynn Heitkamp said.
 
The library is also planning a full slate of online programs under the "New Year, New You!" banner that will help patrons with their New Year's resolutions.
 
More information and links to each program are available on the library's events calendar at www.saginawlibrary.org/events, or will be posted to the library's Facebook page as noted.
 
  • FROM JAN 1 THROUGH FEB 12
ESSAY CONTEST: BOOKS THAT CHANGED OUR LIVES
Has a book ever changed your life? Did it help you through a difficult time or change your perspective on the world? Tell us about it in 300 words or less and you could have your essay posted on the Library Facebook page. The top three entries will win a Barnes & Noble gift certificate. Entries must be sent to submissions@saginawlibrary.org. by 5 p.m. February 12, 2021.
 
  • JAN 2, 2021 | 9:00 AM ON FACEBOOK
SET A READING GOAL!
This video presentation will demonstrate book journaling and other fun and creative ways to track your reading throughout the year.
 
  • JAN 9, 2021 | 10:00 AM
FOOD BUDGETING AND MEAL PLANNING
Learn how to cook once and eat twice, make a meal plan to save money at the store and other great tips. Presented by MSU Extension
 
  • JAN 16, 2021 | 11:00 AM
LIVE ONLINE COOKING DEMONSTRATION: HEARTY MINESTRONE
To participate, pick up a recipe curbside at Hoyt Library prior to the event, get your ingredients ready, and follow along live or watch the recording later. We're cooking Hearty Italian Minestrone from Joy Bauer's Super Food! cookbook.
 
  • JAN 23, 2021 | 10:00 AM
GO SLOW, WHOA!: HEALTHY EATING CLASS
You don't have to give up your favorite foods to eat healthy. Learn the Go Slow, Whoa! method of eating. Presented by MSU Extension.
 
  • FEB 3, 2021 | 6:30 PM
FINANCIAL WELLNESS IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
This webinar will introduce you to tools you can use to take charge of your financial decisions and make the money moves that are best for you. Presented by Team One Credit Union.

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