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Where we come from - Winter Read 2024


Explore Where we come from in 2024 with our JCPL all-ages Winter Reading Program

Every person has a rich history and unique stories to tell — dive deeper into your own this winter! Explore topics like family, history, and identity while reading Where We Come From, a poetic picture book for all ages written by John Coy, Shannon Gibney, Sun Yung Shin, and Diane Wilson and illustrated by Dion MBD.

Log your reading - books or minutes - and reflect on your own story — all while earning badges on your virtual bingo card!

From January 2 to March 2, we challenge our adult community to read and log at least 10 books. Our younger readers, ages 0-17, can take part as well by reading (or being read to) 300 minutes.

For logging your reading and completing fun activities, you will earn badges that feature some of the beautiful artwork from the book itself. And don’t forget to earn bingo!

Each week our libraries will have weekly prize drawing based on the number of badges you earn. Each week, adults can win a $15 gift card, and a grand prize of $50, and youth can win a $10 gift card, and a grand prize of $25.

Happy reading!

Participants need not be present to win. To participate, download and use the beanstack app or use the beanstack website on your computer or personal device. Learn more.

Check out Where we Come From on Libby or Hoopla.