Winter Challenge 2019-2020

Looking for something fun to do while on winter break? It’s the perfect time for you to pick up that book you’ve been wanting to read and have heard all about!

Take part in our Winter Challenge and let your reading count towards a chance to win some awesome prizes. The program is open to anyone up to 19 years of age, and participating is easy.

How to Take the Challenge

Pick up a reading log at your local San Mateo County Libraries location or print one at home (English |中文 | Español) (You only need to submit page 2). Then log 300 minutes of reading (or listening) and try 2 new activities to earn a raffle ticket and a free book. Finish early and you can earn another raffle ticket by reading 300 more minutes and trying two other activities!

The Winter Challenge starts December 9, 2019, and you have until January 13, 2020, to log your finished minutes/activities and claim your raffle ticket and free book.

What Prizes Can You Win?

We’re raffling off an Instax Mini LiPlay camera, a slime making kit, passes to the Bay Area Discovery Museum, opens a new window, and tickets to Disney on Ice, opens a new window!

Need Reading Suggestions?

Get warm and cozy with this staff curated list of winter titles!

If It Makes You Happy

This Might Hurt A Bit

We Set the Dark on Fire

This Is Not A T-shirt

This Was Our Pact

Song for A Whale

Lalani of the Distant Sea

The Bridge Home

I Will Race You Through This Book!

Cilla Lee-Jenkins

The Shortest Day

Little Penguins

I'm Cool!

Here Comes Jack Frost

Bear Snores on

Bird Count

Look Both Ways

Butterfly Yellow

Looking for a New Activity?

Search our events page to find cool activities like special performances, arts and crafts, and our Noon Year's Eve parties!

Will you be taking the challenge? Let us know in the comments below what books you'll be reading and activities you'll be doing!