Adult Winter Reading Program

 January 7 - February 17, 2018

What's Cooking this Winter? 

                We're devouring literature at the library.

Recipe to Eliminate Winter Blues: 


  • books, ebooks, audiobooks, etc.

  • reading sheets (available on the 3rd floor at the Reference desk)

  • pen (optional, you can always borrow one of ours)


  1. Read.

  2. Record what you've read on a reading sheet.

  3. Return the reading sheet to the READ box on the Reference desk (3rd floor).

  4. Repeat steps 1-3, as much as you like.

  5. Wait patiently for weekly winners to be announced. (Winners will be notified via phone or email.)

  6. Attend adult programs and special events for more chances to win great prizes.

  7. Enjoy the winter for once!


  • Weekly winners will be drawn from the READ box entries on Saturdays at close. (Winners will be notified the following Monday.)

  • Each weekly winner will receive a $50 gift card to a local restaurant, of your choice, from our prize box.

  • Participate in Adult programs for additional entries in the weekly drawings AND chances to win giveaways at the events.


50 Book Challenge- January 1 to December 31

We challenge you to read 50 books this year! Pick up a copy of the 50 Book Challenge Guide at the Reference desk, or print a copy of the pdf from this link: 50 Book Challenge Guide 2018. Let us know what you think of the program. Your comments and suggestions could earn you a thank you gift. Email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., subject line: 50 books. Thank you and good luck!

January 1 - December 31, 2018, Available All Day, Everyday. No registration, no completion requirements, no forms to turn in. Just join us for the Fun at 50! Book Challenge Party (details TBA).

Book Sampling

Learn to "devour" a book in 5 minutes. Then, use your new reading skill to sample some new titles. Refreshments available as well.  It's going to be SOUPer fun!

Registration Required.

Monday, January 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the Meeting Rooms

Adult Craft of the Month- NoBake Desserts

Learn to make simple yet scrumptious desserts, without using an oven! Free samples for everyone. Mmm... and giveaways!

Registration Required.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM in Meeting Room B

Blind Date with a Book

Need a date for Valentine's Day? We've got the perfect book. Don't judge 'em by the cover! Read the profile and select the match that's right for you.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, All Day on the 3rd Floor

Crock Pot Cook Off

Do you think your one pot recipe is the best in Painesville? Register to enter our 1st Crock Pot Cook Off for a chance to win a $50 Giant Eagle Gift Card! Only 20 spaces available, but there is no limit to how many people may come sample the dishes. General admission is FREE and open to all ages!

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM in the Meeting Rooms