‘Reading is So Delicious!’ at the Jefferson public library

Winter reading program for adults

Adult reading program 2015The Jefferson public library is holding  its sixth annual adult winter reading program Jan. 12 through March 14.

This year’s theme, “Reading is So Delicious!” will explore the library’s collection of books with a food or cooking theme. “Whet your appetite with a buffet of delectable books,” said library director Jane Millard.

What’s on the reading menu? All kinds of tasty books like whodunit bakery mysteries, restaurant romances, the memoir of an Iowa pie maker living in the American Gothic house and more. Reminisce with stories of time-honored kitchen traditions, learn how Thomas Jefferson revolutionized American cuisine, experience the adventures of a chuck wagon cook on a cattle drive, get the details of a popular TV chef’s bumpy road to fame …. just to name a few gourmet selections from the library book collection. “When you start exploring the library collection you find all sorts of food-themed materials such as movies, magazines, jigsaw puzzles, cake pans and more,” added Millard.

Participants in the adult winter reading program earn prizes by completing the activities in the packet, attending programs, and, of course, reading books. A drawing will be held for a grand prize to be given at the final party in March.

Last year, participants read a total of 368 books during the two-month program — that’s 99,659 pages. There will be a prize awarded to the person who reads the most pages. All books read during the program count, including those read to a child, listened to on CD, or read electronically.

Those who would like to participate may pick up an activity packet at the library. The adult winter reading program is free and open to anyone with a library card from the adult department.

The program is sponsored by the following local businesses: Ben Franklin/Radio Shack, Bomgaars, Bunkers Dunkers, CompuSense, Dairy Queen, Deal’s Orchard, Don’s Ace Hardware, Excuses Pizza, Pasta & Burgers, Fareway, Greene Bean Coffee, Home Care Medical, John 15 Vineyard, Krieger’s Flower Shop, Linda’s Fashions, Subway, The Printer’s Box, and Friends of the Jefferson Public Library.

For more information, visit the library or call the adult department at 515-386-2835.

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