Winter Reading Program

Penguins with blue hats standing on or skating on snow and snow falling in the background.

Program runs January 4 - February 28

Children (ages: 0-12)

JUST FOR KIDS!!  To enter our monthly raffle, complete a Tic Tac Toe with either a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line. Return your completed cards by February 28. Tic-Tac-Toe sheet may be picked up at the Library.

Teens (ages: 12-18)

The Teen Winter Reading Program is filled with snow fun books and activities. The two main goals of this program is to get teens, friends, and family together to do winter-themed activities and to read as many books as possible!

We have divided the activities into two main categories:

  • Let It Snow: Even if the weather outside is frightfully cold, there are still plenty of winter-themed activities for you to do inside.
  • Warm and Cozy: Reading books that take place in winter or have winter aspects, such as characters who have the power to create snow, or a world that is cold, snowy, and grey.

More directions about each activity can be found on the ensuing pages. You can complete one, several, or all of the activities. After each activity is completed, you will receive 5 raffle tickets that can be used for one of several grand prize drawings at the end of the program. All activities also have additional tasks past the initial completion requirements, allowing you to get even more tickets for the grand prize drawings. The grand prize baskets used in the drawings can be found on our Beanstack or by the Reference Desk in person. Besides for this paper booklet, all information, including links to every item listed below, can be found on our Beanstack at hartlandlibrary.beanstack.com.

If you are not comfortable using Beanstack, fear not--our staff at the Reference Desk can assist you in filling out a paper version of the needed information. For any related questions, comments, or concerns, please see the Reference Desk staff, give us a call at (262) 367-3350, email us at hplwirefdesk@gmail.com, or head over to our Beanstack website at hartlandlibrary.beanstack.com.

Adults (ages: 18+)

The Hartland Public Library's Adult Winter Reading Program has several main goals this Winter: to read as many wintery novels as possible, to get family or friends together to sip hot cocoa and eat popcorn while watching snowy movies, to try new and classic Winter-themed activities, and to travel and support local businesses and attractions around Hartland, Waukesha County, and Wisconsin at large!

We have divided the activities into six main categories:

  • Winter Adventures: Sled, ski, snowboard, tube, and travel through many different Winter-themed activities throughout the local area and elsewhere in Wisconsin.
  • Global Winter Recipes: You bring the ingredients, we have the recipes for some of the best Winter food from around the globe.
  • Brrrrific Crafts: For those who like to be creative during this 'inside' time of year, we have many different crafts to try (instructions included, craft materials not).
  • Watching the Winter Olympics: It only happens once every four years, so grab a blanket and huddle up on the couch for some great Winter sporting action!
  • A Trip into Winterland: Grab a mug of hot cocoa and a bowl of popcorn, settle in, and put on a snowy movie.
  • The Keeper of the Mountain - Read Your Way Through the Winter: Immerse yourself in the reading of Winter-set classics from yesteryear and today.

More directions about each activity can be found on the ensuing pages. You can complete one, several, or all of the activities. After each activity is completed, you will receive 5 raffle tickets that can be used for one of several grand prize drawings at the end of the program. All activities also have additional tasks past the initial completion requirements, allowing you to get even more tickets for the grand prize drawings. The grand prize baskets used in the drawings can be found on our Beanstack or across from the Reference Desk in person. Besides for this paper booklet, all information, including links to every item listed below, can be found on our Beanstack at hartlandlibrary.beanstack.com.

If you are not comfortable using Beanstack, fear not--our staff at the Reference Desk can assist you in filling out a paper version of the needed information. For any related questions, comments, or concerns, please see the Reference Desk staff, give us a call at (262) 367-3350, email us at hplwirefdesk@gmail.