Rolling Hills Library begins “Color Your Winter Re(a)d” program in January

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A goal of an upcoming winter reading program for adults is to get people reading new genres.

The Rolling Hills Library in St. Joseph and Savannah will begin the “Color Your Winter Re(a)d” program in January. The program runs through February and people have two months to read five books to score a “literary bingo.”

Rolling Hills Library Public Relations Specialist Alan Stolfus said their annual adult winter reading program has been going on for almost ten years.

“Winter is the perfect time for reading. It’s cold, people want to stay inside, snuggle up with a good book to read,” Stolfus said. “We see a lot of readers in the winter that will come in and check out multiple books and this is a fun way to get them involved, recognize their reading habits and also to try to get them to read outside of their normal genres. Some people like to read just mysteries or just romance and the goal that we’ve always had with the adult winter reading program is to kind of broaden their reading.”

Participants can complete a literary bingo by reading five books from a color-themed reading log/bingo card. Participants can read five topics in a row or choose any five subjects to score a bingo. Topics include “Silver Screen – Books to Movies,” “Red Hot Romance” and “Cure the Winter Blues – Humorous Stories.”

People can pick up a log any time during January or February at the Belt Branch at 1904 North Belt, the Savannah Branch at 514 West Main or the Bookmobile. Prizes are awarded to participants who score a bingo and they can also attend a program party and be entered into a drawing for more prizes. 

For more information, go to or call (816) 232-5479.