Adult Winter Reading Program & Writing Contest

January 3rd - February 28th

Winter reading isn't just for kids! Check out Samuels Public Library’s 2023 Adult Winter Reading club from Tuesday, January 3rd to Tuesday, February 28th. Programs include DIY crafts, art workshops, photography and more! There’s something for everyone this winter at Samuels Library!

Note: If you have participated in one of our reading programs in the past using Beanstack, you don't need to create a new user to sign up - simply login to your original account and check the box to register for the current program.

Register for the winter reading program for a chance to win awesome prizes. Record each book you read online through Beanstack or ask reference staff to record titles for you. You will receive one entry in our biweekly drawing for every print, eBook and audiobook you record. You can also download free eBooks, magazines, videos and music on our website so don’t miss out!

Prizes You Can Win!

Registration - Epilogue Bookstore coupon!

Weekly Drawing - Gift Card to local bakery, Garcia & Gavino!

Bi-Weekly Drawing - Themed Basket!

  • Art Basket - 3D pen and filament, sketchpad, colored pencils, etc.
  • Cooking Basket - Artisan bread making kit, winter apron, utensils, etc.
  • Comfort Basket - Snuggie, assorted tea, neck pillow, etc.
  • Outdoors Basket - Binoculars, snowshoes, bird watching guide, etc.

Adult Winter Reading Writing Contest

For the first month of AWR, we’re having a writing contest for all adults. The prompt: write up to two pages about a magical wintry day in the Shenandoah Valley! It can be real or fictional; we accept poetry, too.

Submission forms and details are available at the Adult Reference Desk, or can be downloaded using the link below. You must have a submission form.

Submissions are due by Tuesday, January 31st midnight, and will be judged by our very own Pen & Prose Creative Writing Group! Winners will be announced at the end of Winter Reading. Email us at for any questions.
Winter Reading Wonderland - Adult Winter Reading 2023