Beat the winter blues by registering for the Winter Read, where participants “read to earn” entries into a contest. Participants will receive one entry for every five hours of reading (or listening to an audio book). Registration will count as an entry, so be sure to stop by the service desk to register and pick up your bookmark reading log. Registration will begin December 27. The first 20 registrants will receive a free tote bag. Four winners will be selected at random from all entries received and will win a reader’s gift basket, filled with books and gifts sure to please. The drawing will take place during the Winter Read dinner 5:30 pm Feb. 28, 2017. Be sure to RSVP for the dinner to or leave a message at 616-7183. This contest is for readers aged 18 and up.