Hibernate with a Book: An Adult Winter Reading Program

Main Polar BearHow to Participate

1. Sign up for a library card if you don't already have one here

2. Sign up for the Winter Reading Program here. Set your personal reading goal.

3. Log the books you read either online or using the log in the paper brochure,

4. Take part in the Community Read or any of the other optional programs

Rio Rancho Public Libraries have set forth a community goal of 600 books read from December 1-January 31. Upon reaching that goal boxes of gently used books for all ages will be donated by Rio Rancho Public Libraries to local organizations in need. The sooner the goal is reached, the sooner book donations start!

Community Read: The River by Peter Heller

Why have a community read?

A community read is a great way to bring people in the community together, not only avid readers but also those whose busy lives don’t permit much reading.  It provides a platform for discussions and a comfortable way to open up a dialog between neighbors and others in the community. Our choice for the Community Read is The River by Peter Heller.  We believe this is a book that will appeal to a wide variety of people. The River is the story of two college friends on what they thought would be a leisurely canoe trip down a Canadian river. The unexpected challenges they face on this wilderness trip will test their friendship, their survival skills, and their humanity.

30 copies of this book are available at Rio Rancho Public Libraries on a first come first serve basis. They are not library books.  We encourage people to either share it with someone else or to return it to the library when they are done with it, so that we can give it to another patron.  Other copies will be available to check out, including large print, ebooks, and audiobooks.

Click here to see all Rio Rancho activities related to the winter reading program. 

Click here to see the Winter Reading handout.

Rio Rancho Libraries have partnered with the Corrales Library for this program, click here to check out what Corrales is offering.