Winter Read 2012 is finally upon us and you can start logging your Winter Reads today! This is a new online program for us and we hope you are as excited about it as we are. Winter Read 2012 is meant to be fun for all ages and to encourage all of us to read together more.
All of these books are available as free downloads from our downloadables section of the website, in ePub format. You can download them to our free OverDrive app or your other favorite ePub reading app.
By regularly tracking your winter reads, submitting book reviews, commenting on reviews submitted by other readers, and even by participating in the online book discussion groups - you'll be entered in to a drawing for 1 of 4 Winter Read gift baskets! One basket will be awarded each month of Winter Read. That's right - November, December, January & February there's a chance to win!
Participants of all ages are eligible. You just need a Pioneer Library System library card and to participate! So logon to www.justsoyouknow.us/winterreadto get started.
The classic story of The Hobbit has been made into an incredible movie journey this upcoming December. The Hobbit is known as the prequel to the larger than life saga of The Lord of the Rings from earlier years. In this tale, Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.
Check out the book at your hometown library and enjoy the cinema's portrayal of the story.
Will you read this book To movie: The Great Gatsby?
F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic, The Great Gatsby, is also making an appearance on the silver screen in December 2012. This story is about a well-to-do man who goes by the name Jay Gatsby. Gatsby still adores his old love, Daisy Buchanan, although she has married someone else, and he risks everything to lure her back into his arms.
If you haven't already read this classic, pick up a copy at your hometown library and then gather a group to go see the movie with you.