‘Book Blizzard’ is library’s new adult reading program

By Anna Jauhola
Now with the hubbub of the holidays left in 2019, Hallock Public Library is encouraging adults to get back into reading with its annual adult reading program.
“Hot Reads for Cold Nights” was the previous program offered statewide. However, they eliminated the program after last year. Instead, the library will now feature a program through the Northwest Regional Library. “Book Blizzard” is the name, it started Thursday, Jan. 2 and some pretty great prizes are on the line for those who participate.
Each time adults check out books for themselves from the library, Librarian Peggy Pearson will enter their name into a weekly drawing.
“They can read any kind of books,” Pearson said. “But you can’t check out a movie or magazine and be put in the drawings. It has to be books.”
Each week, the lucky winner will receive items such as an NWRL mug with hot chocolate mix.
“Then three times, we’ll give away a library bag with a sweatshirt and mug and other prizes,” Pearson said.
By the end of last year’s “Hot Reads for Cold Nights,” Pearson said she had 56 people participate.
Those who wish to participate do not necessarily have to enter the library to check out a book. If someone chooses to borrow an eBook, Pearson said to call her or email to let her know and she will place the name into the drawing.
“Book Blizzard” runs through Saturday, Feb. 29. The library’s contact information is 218-843-2401 and hallock@nwrlib.org.

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