Our annual Eckhart Winter Read doesn’t begin until January 3, but you can start reading for prizes and chances to win grand prizes beginning Tuesday, December 27!

No matter your age, you can pick up prizes beginning on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, but all reading completed beginning on Tuesday, December 27, counts toward earning prizes. Tally sheets are available in all departments.

You are able to earn prizes and chances to win grand prizes by reading anything checked out from the library, including fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, manga, audiobooks, magazines, e-books, and e-audiobooks. You can also earn prizes by researching at the Willennar Genealogy Center.

The theme of Eckhart Winter Read is Quantum Read: Read Across Time at Eckhart Public Library, and many programs for all ages reflect a time travel theme. People can pick up program booklets at any public service desk on the Eckhart Public Library Campus. Eckhart Winter Read runs through Saturday, February 11.

Here’s what else is happening this week at Eckhart Public Library:

  • Holiday Hours: Eckhart Public Library Campus buildings will be closed Monday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Library campus buildings will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, through Friday, December 30. Library campus buildings will be closed December 31 through January 2, in observance of New Year’s Day. The Eckhart Public Library Campus will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
  • Family Game Day: Bring your family and play a board game from our collection or bring a favorite from home. This event is free and players of all ages and abilities are welcome. Children under the age of 7 should be accompanied by an adult. Tuesday, December 27, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Children’s Department.
  • Uno Tournament at Teen: Come play Uno like you’ve never played before. The pressure is on! Winners will be crowned – will you be one of them? Tuesday, December 27, 1-4 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Cosmic Yoga: Cosmic Yoga is a drop-in event where children and their caregivers will have a chance to get their wiggles out. There will be lots of opportunities to stretch and move to instructional music. The whole family is welcome. This is a self-directed activity. Friday, December 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Secret Garden.
  • Teen Game Day: The last Friday of every month is game day at the Teen Library. Bring a friend and enjoy some video games or board games of your choice. Friday, December 30, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Teen Library.