WinterREAD 2023


purple background with snowfall, polar bears and penguins


     The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library encourages readers of all ages to join the winter fun and sign up for WinterREAD at beginning January 8. The program runs through February 4.


     WinterREAD registration is open to all ages, infant through adult.  This winter, the library is again using an online platform, READsquared, for participants to keep track of their reading progress.  Participants can earn great prizes by logging reading, writing a review, or completing fun activities.  There will be weekly drawings for great prizes. If you prefer not to track your reading online, there will be paper forms available at the library to log reading progress. 


     Families are invited to join in reading together, (maybe challenge another family member to a reading contest!) and to attend programs such as Family Book Bingo for great book prizes and Book & Brush, where attendees can hear a wintery story and paint a piece of pottery inspired by the story. Family Book Bingo will be available in person at the library and on Zoom if you wish to play at home. Participants that wish to play bingo via Zoom and those that wish to attend Book & Brush will have to register for the programs here.  If you are playing bingo in person, you do not need to register.


     Adults can enjoy book discussions, a Spice World cooking program featuring an amazing Locro de Papa recipe, and attend CrafterWork to learn how to make pinch pots.  Please check the calendar here for more information on library programs for the whole family! All programs are free of charge.


     Be sure to check the library’s Facebook page at for updates, surprises, and entertaining WinterREAD fun. For more information, please call the library at 419-422-1712. 


     We would like to thank the Friends of the Library for sponsoring all of the wonderful prizes for WinterREAD and the materials for the Book & Brush pottery painting program.