Winter Reading Program


December 15 – January 19

Infant - Adult

Escape the cold this winter and snuggle up with a book!

For book lovers, there’s nothing better than curling up with a good book, blanket and a cup of tea on a cold winter night or day.

And because the winter can sometimes seem like it will never end, the Lamar Public Library is going to celebrate staying in... with a Winter Reading Challenge!

It’s really easy —


You don’t need to register to start this reading program!

Starting on December 15th, you can stop by the library and pick up a reading log.

The first time you return a reading log, we’ll just add your name to our records and start recording your logs.

Easy as pie!

The program is open to all ages!

You can read anything you’d like – as long as you’re reading, it counts!

Reading Logs:

Win Prizes for Reading! Each reading log is worth FOUR HOURS of reading.

Readers will keep track of total number of hours read.

We ask that the parent or day care provider sign the reading log to certify that the participant has indeed read that amount of time.

Only completed reading logs may be turned in at the circulation desk.

When you turn in a completed reading log, you get to pick a prize out of our library treasure chest!

Read, Read, Read!!

Library staff and/or volunteers may on occasion ask readers about the books they have read.

All reading logs must be turned in by January 19th.

We have set a total goal of 5,000 hours read!

Winter Reading Drawing:

At the end of the Winter Reading Program, all the completed reading logs will be placed in a drawing for a grand prize.

The more you read, the more chances you have to win!


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Lamar Public Library is proud to offer you best-selling and classic ebooks and digital audiobooks available 24/7 from the library’s digital collection.

You can browse the collection, borrow with your library card, and enjoy on your computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader. Borrowed ebooks, audiobooks and more can be enjoyed immediately in your web browser or can be downloaded to the free Libby app for mobile devices. Digital titles can also be enjoyed on tablets and eReader devices such as the iPad®, NOOK®, and Kindle®. No matter how you plan to enjoy, titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

With hundreds of popular titles to choose from, this new collection is guaranteed to have something for everyone. You can enjoy best-sellers and classic literature, stories for kids and teens, and much more anytime, anywhere. Click Here to Log In with your Library Card!

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New Library Hours

The Library has new hours starting after Labor Day!

The Library will now be open until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think (so get started).

To get started, come over to the Library to get more instructions and reading log sheets!

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Movie Night @ the Library!!

The movie for January is: INCREDIBLES 2

Join the Parr Family as Elastic Girl saves the world while her husband, Mr. Incredible, is left at home to take care of the kids.

Join us on January 25th at 2 p.m. in the Cultural Events Center.

Popcorn and water will be provided!


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