Oberlin Public Library

Winter Reading

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Read books. win prizes. here's how...

Register anytime at the library starting January 8th, and every book you read until March 1st will grant you 1 entry to win any of our fabulous grand prizes. Finish 5 books and you'll receive an automatic completion prize! This program is only open to our patrons aged 16 years and up.

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Visit the library once you've finished 5 books, and our Information Desk Staff will provide you with your choice of one of the following: Reusable shopping and storage bags, including lunch and sandwich bags, hand and kitchen towels, and beautiful handmade bracelets. All items are fair trade.

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Take the library wherever you go! Two lucky grand prize winners will each receive their own Kindle Fire. Read books, play games, flip through magazines or take photos with this tablet, which offers a vivid 7" touch screen with a polarizing filter for outdoor reading. Built-in Wi-Fi enables fast, simple streaming and downloads.

Night on the town

Support local businesses and enjoy Oberlin's vibrant downtown! This grand prize includes a $50 gift card to the Feve, $20 to the Local/Slow Train Cafe, and $25 to the historic Apollo Theatre.

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This grand prize is based on different aspects of the Danish word 'hygge,' meaning “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” Keep warm and cozy with a basket full of teas, yummy snacks, books, movies, and everything else you'll need to embrace hygge this winter. All items are fair trade and locally sourced where possible.