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Winter Reading Challenge

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January is often a recuperating month.  We have come down off of the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday season only to be welcomed by snow and dreary weather.  While some people dislike January, many people love it.  The new year, new you type attitude or just a fresh start in general.  I found some interesting ways online that you might be able to help beat those winter blahs if you are starting to experience them and give you some fresh insight. Take a look at these tips and take advantage of them this month, or what is left of it!  ENJOY!


  • Read a book that is set in the snow.
  • Read a book about Martin Luther King Jr. in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 20th).
  • Read a book published the year you were born.
  • Warm up! Read a book set at the beach.
  • Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you.
  • Celebrate A.A. Milne’s birthday (January 18) by reading a Winnie-the-Pooh story.
  • Ask a Librarian: Visit your local library and ask a librarian to suggest a great book featuring penguins or polar bears.
  • Read a book with a cover you’re not completely crazy about.
  • Build a pillow fort and read a book inside it.