What is winter reading all about?

The Winter Reading Program is an online reading program for adults! The program runs from December 16, 2019 – February 16, 2020. This year’s theme is “Branch Out”. 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 Sheriff’s Office to offer a paper version of the program in an effort to encourage literacy among adults experiencing incarceration.

How do I signup?

Beginning December 16, 2019 sign up at https://winter.mcldaz.org or at your MCLD library!

How does it work?

You can earn points, unlock badges, and win prizes. Get one point for every minute that you read. Challenge yourself to log 60 minutes each week for a chance to win awesome weekly drawing prizes! Earn 500 points by the end of the program, for a chance to win a grand prize of a tickets and a suite for a Spring Training game at Camelback Ranch-Glendale or a Maricopa County Parks Annual Day-Use Pass!

What are digital badges?

Badges are in-game marks of achievement. They can be earned by entering minutes or completing challenges.

How do I change my Ambassador?

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 (what you see once you have logged into your account). Enter the number of minutes you have read and click “Submit.” You can also track your reading by entering the minutes read plus the title and author of the book. View your list of titles by selecting “My Profile” and “Books”.

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 or if you won a prize.

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.