Winter Reading Challenge

The library and the Menasha Joint School District
have joined up for a Winter Reading Challenge.

The challenge is for anyone of any age who lives or works in the Menasha School District area.  

The challenge ends January 31.

Menasha is one of 100 communities chosen for this challenge, and one of only three in Wisconsin. Mark Cuban (from Shark Tank) has challenged 100 communities to collectively read at least 55,000 books this January. If we all meet that goal, Mr. Cuban will donate $35,000.

Participating communities have asked that $25,000 of that donation go to First Book, a charity that provides books to children in need. The five communities who read the most books will win money for a charity of their choice---ours would be the Maplewood Middle School Library.

Sign up here.  Look for Menasha Winter Reading Challenge.

Find out more about Mark Cuban's challenge.

See progress and receive book recommendations on Facebook.

BONUS: Local businesses have provided small prizes to be raffled during the Winter Reading Challenge.

Books read for the library's Winter Reading Program and this program count for both programs (for kids). 

All programs at the Elisha D. Smith Public Library are free and for everyone.  Those with special needs are encouraged to call the library office at 920.967.3662 within 24 hours of an event to assure that specific needs with regards to parking, building and meeting room accessibility are met.  

Todos los programas de la Biblioteca Elisha D. Smith son gratuitos y para todos. Aquellos con necesidades especiales pueden llamar a la oficina de la biblioteca 920.967.3662 con 24 horas de anticipación a un evento para asegurar que las necesidades específicas  de parqueo, acceso al edificio o acceso a las salas de reunión puedan ser satisfechas.