Winter Reading Challenge:
Read for a Better World
January 1-February 28
Read 20 minutes a day, earn badges, get tickets for a chance to win a prize!
Register on Beanstack at butlerlibrary.beanstack.org
From January 1 to February 28, the Butler Area Public Library is participating in Beanstack’s Fifth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group. "Read for a Better World" encourages readers of all ages to explore diversity, empathy, and action through literature. Our community has unlimited access to Lerner’s “Read for a Better World” themed books for the month of January through the challenge activities!
We challenge our patrons to read at least 600 minutes (that's only 20 minutes a day) during the months of January and February, and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site.
Thousands of libraries across the nation are encouraging their communities to read a target number of minutes and books. Top-performing libraries will earn prizes from Lerner Publishing Group, including book collections, signed books, and virtual author visits. Happy reading, Butler!
Crafty Adults Grab-and-Go: Bookmarks
Snow many books....but did you get bookmarks?
Grab-and-go kits available in the lobby, starting January 10.
One kit per adult, while supplies last.
Library Game Day
Library Basement Meeting Room
Join us on Saturday, January 22, for our first Library Game Day of 2022. We will have board games and tabletop roleplaying games like Dungeons and Dragons.
The Friends of the Library will provide hotdogs, chips and water for $1.00 each.
Jigsaw Puzzle Swap
Drop in, 6-7pm
Bring a puzzle to swap a puzzle!
Puzzles must have all their pieces.
Drop-in from 6-7pm, no registration required.
No Shelf Control Book Club
1st Thursday of every month
Library Basement Meeting Room
February's selection: Read any Murder Mystery.
A new book club to challenge *yourshelf* in 2022! Each month we will vote on what kind of book to read from a list of suggestions.
Come back to book club to tell us what you read for the month. The good, the bad, the best, we want to hear it all...but please no spoilers! Meet new people, talk about books, read what you want - pretty easy, right? Adults 18 and over welcome to join.
For more details, contact Dianne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Literary Classics Book Club
4th Thursday of every month
Basement Meeting Room
Join us for a new adult book club focusing on classic literature.
Meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6pm, starting February 22nd.
February's pick is Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. (Available from the library system, or as an ebook or audiobook through our eresources Libby and Hoopla.)
For more information, contact Dianne at email@example.com
I.D.E.A.L. Book Club
Announcing a brand new self-directed book club, exploring topics of inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility. Each month, we will read a selection focusing on a title that challenges social norms, gives a voice to the voiceless, and is written by a member of an underrepresented group.
January's pick is No More Nice Girls: Gender, Power, and Why It's Time to Stop Playing by the Rules by Lauren McKeon.
Participants can do the solo club using Beanstack and earn monthly badges.
For more information, contact Tiffany at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration at butlerlibrary.beanstack.org
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