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Thank Goodness the Winter Reading Challenge Is Here!

Thank Goodness the Winter Reading Challenge Is Here!

January 7, 2021

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I am so glad that it’s 2021! Who isn’t happy to see the back of 2020? I know that a lot of us are longing for normalcy, and perhaps it’s just over the horizon! Okay, maybe that is wishful thinking, but I’m trying to be optimistic! One thing that is normal is Mid-Continent Public Library’s Winter Reading Challenge! As always, the Challenge will kick off on January 15 and run through March 15, encouraging adults to read five books during this time.

Additionally, did you know that this year is Missouri’s bicentennial? I admit; I was not aware of this! Even though I’ve lived in Missouri for 22 years, there is still a lot that I don’t know about the state. With this year’s Winter Reading Challenge theme being “Celebrate Missouri” in recognition of the bicentennial, maybe this is the time for me to take a dive into the 24th state’s history.

I’ve been looking for some books that might help me do this and found some interesting titles:

I think these books cover numerous aspects of the Show-Me State, but remember, for the Winter Reading Challenge you can read whatever books that you wish! If you are already a Missouri expert, how about some books about our neighbors, Kansas and Illinois? Or maybe you just want to have fun and read something that is pure entertainment.

Whatever your reading choice this winter, remember, all you need to do is read five books between January 15 and March 15, and you will earn a free mug! Visit to learn more.

Here's to a happy 2021! Fingers crossed!

Pamela M.
Antioch Branch

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