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MCPL Kicks Off 2020 Winter Reading Challenge

Published on Thu, 01/16/2020 - 08:15am
Winter Reading Challenge

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 vacation to Universal Orlando Resort! The Challenge, open to those 18 and older, is now in its seventh year of promoting leisure reading among adults.

This year’s Winter Reading Challenge theme, “Imagine That!”, celebrates exploring your imagination with fantastical stories that draw the reader into exciting new worlds. From epic world-building novels to stories with just a dash of reverie, fantasy is key!

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 for two to experience all the action and excitement of Universal Orlando Resort’s three theme parks!

The grand prize trip, provided by Universal Orlando Resort, includes admission to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and Universal’s Volcano Bay, with accommodations at the all-new Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites. Round trip coach airfare to Orlando, Florida, provided by KC102.1. See for eligibility and complete contest rules.

In addition to logging books, participants can make the most out of their involvement by attending programs at various MCPL branches as well as virtual events online 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 prizes, 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. 

Happy Reading!

-MCPL Marketing & Communications

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