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SPARK Winter Reading 2018

by Community Engagement | Dec 28, 2017

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Stay cozy this winter and read along with ACPL to earn awesome prizes!

From January 1st to January 31st, the Allen County Public Library will participate in the inaugural nationwide Winter Reading Challenge. We challenge everyone to read at least 10 hours during the month and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site at

Over 100 libraries and schools across the nation will encourage their communities to read a target number of minutes and books. If we reach the nationwide goal, "Shark Tank" investor Mark Cuban will donate $25,000 to the organization "First Book," which provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to children in need.

ACPL readers who log 5 hours and 10 hours of reading on our site will be entered to win a variety of excellent prizes! Signing up is free and easy. Visit to get started!

Share your progress on social media using #WinterRead2018 and visit any ACPL branch for a bookmark to track your reading hours. Follow the Allen County Public Library on Facebook and Instagram all month long for exclusive prize announcements!


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  1. Becky K | Jan 22, 2018
    Online books are perfect for wintry days!  Thanks for commenting, Joyce!
  2. Joyce Faith | Jan 20, 2018
    i am so grateful for library books on line,especially because i am mostly homebound in winter due to a cardiac condition. Thank you so much!

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