Read & Shine

Challenge yourself to a winter of reading...

...and earn a prize when you meet your goal!

  1. Register yourself & your family. (December 1-February 29)
  2. Set your reading goal. Try to stretch yourself until at least January 1.
  3. Read!
  4. Once you meet your goal, stop by to pick up your prize.

Prizes include:

  • Ages 0-18: Choose a book. Get a coupon for Dairy Queen, Disney on Ice (specific days only), Momi Land, Rockin' Jump Trampoline Park, and Texas Roadhouse. (While supplies last).
  • Ages 18+: Get a moon pie + power bank or water bottle. (While supplies last.)
  • All ages: 1 entry in a grand prize drawing if you meet your goal.

Bonus Borrows!

Reach your winter reading challenge goal with instant access to ebooks & audiobooks. Borrow up to 13 items per month, now through February!

Grand Prizes

Earn a chance at grand prize drawings when you meet your goal. Grand prize drawings will be held after February 29. Winners will be contacted by phone or email. 

Ages 0-18

  • $100 VISA Gift Card
  • COSI Basic Family Membership
  • LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Viking Ship
  • Family Experience at The Chiller Ice Rink
  • 2 Free 90-Minute Jumps at Rockin' Jump Trampoline Park
  • Melissa and Doug Deluxe Puppet Theater
  • Giant Stuffed Yeti (36 inches)

Ages 18+

  • COSI Basic Family Membership
  • Gift certificate for Friends of the Westerville Public Library Gift Shop
  • 2 tickets to Meet the Author: Mary Roach + a copy of her book Packing for Mars


  • Can I join? Yes! All ages are welcome.
  • When do I start? Register and log your progress between December 1-February 29.
  • What should I read? Read anything. Read everything. Read aloud to others or to yourself. Books, ebooks, all counts. Want some suggestions? Request a personalized recommendation (ages 18+) or subscription bundle (ages 0-18).
  • Why should I participate? Fight boredom or reconnect with your favorite pastime. Reading can reduce stress, increase empathy for others and keep your mind sharp. And it's fun!

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