Winter Reading January 3 - February 282023 ADULT WINTER READING 

Visit the library to sign up and receive your Word Search Challenge card.  Not able to visit the library in person?  Contact Adult Services Librarian Emily Nevill (, 845-359-0136) for contactless participation.
  • Anyone 18+ is welcome to register (certain activities will require a Palisades Free Library card to access online resources).
  • Read books (or complete the tasks) that fit into the categories on the bingo card between Tuesday, January 3 and Tuesday, February 28.
  • You may only count one activity per book. Fill in the titles of the items as you finish them.
  • Complete any five activities to win a $5 Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts gift card! 
  • When you've completed all your desired activities, submit your card to library staff to receive your prize and be entered into the grand prize drawing.
  • All Word Search Challenge card and book reviews must be submitted by Sunday, March 5.  

COMPLETION PRIZE:  Everyone who completes at least five tasks will win a $5 gift card to Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts.

GRAND PRIZE: Every additional task you complete earns you an entry for our grand prize--a popcorn movie night kit.
To complete the square asking you to write a book review, pick up a paper form at the library (one will be provided when you register for the summer reading program) or you can submit your review online (link opens a Google form, no sign-in required). It’s quick, easy, and fun.  If you choose to, you can share your review with friends and neighbors by having it posted to the Palisades Free Library Blog.

Ask at the Reference Desk for help finding books to complete your Word Search Challenge card, check out the Winter Reading Word Search Challenge Online Guide or try out NoveList Plus (sign in from home with your library card number and PIN).

The bingo card also includes some e-Resources Palisades Free Library cardholders can try for free anytime! All you need is your library card number, and, in some cases, your PIN or password.
Watch a movie or documentary on Kanopy: Kanopy (or download the Kanopy app on your phone, tablet, or smart TV!).
Sign up for a (new) NextReads newsletter.
Read an ebook on Libby or Hoopla: Download the Libby app on your phone or tablet.
Listen to music on Hoopla: Hoopla (or download the Hoopla app on your phone, tablet, or smart TV!).
Need help getting started with, or have questions about, these online resources? Stop by the library for one-on-one assistance with Kanopy, Libby, Hoopla and more. Call 845.359.0136, or e-mail Adult Services Librarian Emily Nevill at, to make an appointment for technology assistance at a time that's convenient for you!

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Preview titles featured in this month's newsletters below. See something interesting? Access the library's catalog to find out which library owns a book and/or to place a hold by clicking on any book cover. 


E-Readers at the Library

Did you know?! The library lends e-readers to Palisades Free Library Cardholders! Do you have your own device and want to learn more about downloading e-books and audiobooks from the library? We can help with that, too! Visit this online guide for more information.

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