Get Yeti to Read with PWPL’S Annual Winter Reading Program

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By Katrina Wilson | Sponsored by Prince William Public Libraries

Prince William Public Libraries will again offer their Winter Reading program from Dec. 1 to Feb. 28 to promote reading during the winter holidays.

Interested in the program? Head to your local branch and receive a bookmark or use the Beanstack Tracker app to enter. From there, complete any 10 challenges to win a prize, and from there, win a special prize.

“While Prince William Public Libraries’ Summer Reading program continues to engage thousands of Prince William County and City of Manassas residents every year, we recognized a need to also offer a program in the winter,” said Rachel Johnson, PWPL’s communications and marketing director. “While winter break is shorter for students, there is still plenty of time to read, complete activities, and visit our 12 libraries. The Winter Reading program is just one way we hope to offer library programming and services to our community this winter.”

She said Winter Reading offers fun activities for all ages, or – for those who prefer to read – they can read on their way to prizes. Those who complete 10 activities or read 10 books will receive a fun prize package that includes an adorable mug, hot cocoa mix, and a coupon for free ice skating.

“The activities are designed to introduce participants to additional programs and services available to them for free with their library card. Many people may not know that, in addition to e-books and audiobooks, they can also listen to new music and watch movies and television on hoopla Digital,” Johnson said.

She added that Winter Reading offers Prince William Public Libraries the opportunity to share everything it has available at its 12 locations and online.

This year’s Winter Reading sponsors are the Nora Roberts Foundation, Prince William Ice Center and Synergy HomeCare.


Katrina Wilson graduated from Francis Marion University. You can follow her on Twitter at KatrinaMWilson_.



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