What is winter reading all about?

The Winter Reading Program is an online reading program for adults! The program runs from January 16 – March 16, 2018. This year’s theme is “Read to Your Own Beat”. You'll find the musical theme reflected throughout the program, in special events and online challenges.

The goal of the program is to foster a love of reading and promote the value of adult literacy. We are also collaborating with the Maricopa County Jails to offer a paper version of the program in an effort to encourage literacy among inmates. Library participants will also find ways to get involved in adult literacy efforts in their community if they choose.

How do I signup?

Beginning January 16, 2018 sign up at https://winter.mcldaz.org or at your local library!

How does it work?

You can earn points, unlock badges, and win prizes. Get ten points for every book you add to your reading log. Challenge yourself to log one book each week for a chance to win awesome weekly drawing prizes! Earn 100 points for a chance to win a grand prize of a one-year membership for two to the Musical Instrument Museum.

What are digital badges?

Badges are in-game marks of achievement. They can be earned by entering books into your reading log or completing challenges.

How do I change my Avatar?

Once you have logged into your account, you can click on the “Select an avatar” icon on the left of your screen. You can use the arrows on the right and left to choose one of the winter reading ambassadors as your avatar. Once you are happy with it, click “Select Avatar.” How do I add family members to my account? From your main page, click on “My Profile” on the menu bar. Click “Household,” then “Add Household Member.”

How do I log my reading?

The reading log is located in the center of your dashboard. Enter the title and author (optional) of the book you have read and click “I read a book”, or simply click the “I read a book” button.

What do you do with my info?

The library will never share your personal information—privacy and confidentiality is essential to the winter reading program and us. We will only use your name and contact info to alert you about important winter reading updates.

What if my question isn’t answered here?

Once you are logged in, click the Mail icon at the top of the screen. Click “Write a message” to ask your question.