By Heather Collins
The Carmel Clay Public Library launched its 2017 Adult Winter Reading Program Jan. 9 as part of its library-wide technology exploration theme. The library also kicked off a Children’s Book Bingo Winter Reading Program.
Adults are encouraged to read at least one science or technology book before March 5. For each title recorded, the participant’s name will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win one of six $100 gift certificates from local businesses including Barnes & Nobles, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Flix Brewhouse and Target. Participants utilizing CCPL’s digital Overdrive system can also win a 7-inch Kindle Fire.
Participants can also earn coupons from Jazzercise and Baskin Robbins after reading one book. Those who finish the program by reading six books will earn a 3-in-1 audio cube with ear buds, a screen cleaner and phone stand, while supplies last.
Technology titles recommended by CCPL librarians include “The Dragon Behind the Glass: A True Story of Power, Obsession and the World’s Most Coveted Fish” by Emily Voigt, “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren and “Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream” by Joshua Davis
“We are excited about our library-wide science and technology theme this year and hope it will inspire participants in the winter reading programs to read and listen to books about this wide-ranging and important topic in today’s world,” said Beth Jenneman, CCPL communications manager.
For the Book Bingo Winter Reading Program, children will be able to select a prize from the CCPL treasure chest. Children who complete the entire bingo card will win a free book.
To participate, register at carmel.lib.in.us/wrp. For the Children’s Book Bingo Winter Reading Program, visit the Children’s desk at the library.
For information on the Adult Winter Reading Program, contact the Audiovisual desk at 317-571-4281. For information on the Children’s Book Bingo Winter Reading Program, call the Children’s desk at 317-844-3363.