Winter Reading Program

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2022 Winter Reading Program - “The More You Read, the More You Gnome!”

December 12 through January 29

Grab some hot chocolate and a good book because our Winter Reading Program is back! Naperville Public Library invites children and teens to join in this year’s Winter Reading Program, “The More You Read, The More You Gnome!” Participants can earn prizes throughout December and January by completing reading challenges. 

  1. Children
  2. Teens

A plush gnome placed on top of a bookshelf inside of the library.Children (Birth through 5th Grade)

The goal of the Winter Reading Program is to encourage children to read a little bit every day. This program is available for all gnomes birth through 5th grade, even if you don’t have a library card. The program runs from December 12 through January 29.

How it Works:

  • Register online or at any Naperville Public Library location starting December 12. 
  • After registering, pick up a Winter Reading Program Kit containing the first two prizes. 
  • Each day a child meets their reading goal, they can color in one of the gnomes on the reading log. When 12 gnomes have been colored in, the child has completed a reading level and may receive a prize.
  • Caregivers are responsible for distributing the Level 1 and 2 prizes that have been included in the Winter Reading Program Kit. 
  • After completing the third level, visit Naperville Public Library to collect the final prize - a free book to keep - and be entered into the grand prize drawing. Level 3 prize books will be available for pick up starting January 12. 
  • One sign-up per person.

View the 2022-2023 Children's Reading Log (PDF).

Register through our Beanstack Winter Reading Program platform* to access the Online Reading Log.

*For online registration, you may use the same account information from a previous Winter Reading Program, Summer Reading Program, or 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. 

A plush Yeti toy is placed on a bookshelf and is peeking out from behind a row of books on a shelf.

Winter 2022-2023 Programs

For even more thaw-some fun, visit us at the Library all winter long for special storytimes and programs. Children can join in the hunt for Yeti. He’s been exploring the bookstacks while he waits for you to find him!

View our events calendar to search for upcoming programs. 

Winter Reading Program Sponsor

Jenis Splendid Ice Creams

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
218 S Main St Naperville, IL 60540

We are no longer accepting sponsors for our 2022-2023 Winter Reading Program.
To be added to our email list for future sponsorship opportunities, please email Lisa Nielsen.