Adult reading program at Esky library

ESCANABA — Escanaba Public Library announces its winter reading promotion “Hot Reads for Cold Nights.” The program is open to adults 18 and older with an Escanaba Public Library card. Adult readers will have the chance to win one of six weekly prizes which include a distinctive U.P. mug filled with treats and a gift certificate. To qualify, participants simply enter a weekly literary scavenger hunt. Winners will be drawn from the submitted entries.

“We thought it would be fun this year to do something different by challenging patrons with a literary scavenger hunt. The answers to clues can be found in book titles in the library’s collection,” said adult services librarian Monique Ciofu.

The library will be offering two special programs in connection with Hot Reads. On Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. patrons are invited to create a unique e-reader or tablet case from the cover of a discarded print book. On Feb. 7 at 6 p.m., Craig Woerpel will present Winter Camping Basics for those who wish to brave outdoor camping in cold conditions.

“Taking part in Hot Reads for Cold Nights is a great way to stave off cabin fever during a long winter”, said library director Carolyn Stacey.

For those who need suggestions for what to read next, library staffers are always happy to recommend a good book or refer patrons to online resources for recommendations. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Escanaba Public Library.

The Escanaba Public Library is located at 400 Ludington St. For details about the winter reading program, call 906-789-7333, visit the library’s web site at