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MCPL Challenges KC Adults to Read Five Books in Two Months

MCPL Challenges KC Adults to Read Five Books in Two Months

January 12, 2021

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Mid-Continent Public Library is encouraging adults across the Kansas City metro to participate in its annual Winter Reading Challenge (January 15 to March 15) of reading five books in two months with the promise of an exclusive coffee mug given to all those who complete the Challenge as well as the chance to win a trip to St. Louis (which can be taken any time in 2021), courtesy of Drury Hotels. The Challenge, open to those 18 and older, is now in its eighth year of promoting leisure reading among adults.

This year’s Winter Reading Challenge theme is “Celebrate Missouri,” commemorating the state’s bicentennial. Included among the Library’s suggested reads for the 2021 Challenge are books about Missouri as well as those penned by Missouri authors. In keeping with this theme, participants who log their five books by March 15 will not only earn the yearly commemorative mug, but they will also be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win a three-night trip to St. Louis, courtesy of Drury Hotels, which can be taken any time in 2021.

Courtesy of Drury Hotels, included in the grand prize trip are accommodations at a Drury Hotels property, four Saint Louis Zoo Adventure Passes, and admission to The Magic House, National Blues Museum, and the Saint Louis Science Center OMNIMAX Theater. See for eligibility and complete contest rules.

In addition to logging books, participants can make the most out of their involvement by attending virtual books groups and events, such as author presentations, through the Winter Reading Challenge Facebook page. For more information about the Winter Reading Challenge, including a full list of rules, more details about the prize, and a suggested reading list compiled by MCPL staff, visit Readers are encouraged to stay connected with their fellow Challenge participants by posting on social media about their experiences with #mcplwinterread.

-MCPL Marketing and Communications


I should have very little problem. I live alone and at night it relaxes me so I can go to sleep easier.

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Mon, 01/18/2021 - 09:44am

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