Join the Wild Winter Read Off!

The Wild Winter Read Off has ended. Visit the library on Sat., March 5 beginning at 9 a.m. and receive a free Hip Pop Hooray Goody Bag to celebrate our community of readers.
Everyone is welcome. Supplies are limited. You do not have to be a participant in the Wild Winter Read Off to receive a bag.


Wild Winter Read Off
Dec. 20, 2021 – Feb. 26, 2022

It’s winter and that means it’s time to curl up with a good book or seven. While you’re reading anyway, why not earn some prizes?

Preschool – 5th Grade

Kids earn a free book for completing the program. They also earn two prize wheel spins along the way, for which they get a blue, purple or Primo Prize level choice. Primo prizes include games and activities like: Animal Planet Guess in 10, Sushi Go, Trash Pandas, Monopoly Deal and Hatching Unicorn Rainbow eggs. Blue and purple level prizes include seasonal and novelty toys. 

Ages 13 - 17
Read an average of 15 minutes per week to be entered into a drawing for a $50 Visa gift card! 

Log your minutes and complete the individual reading activities to earn free items from the library’s used bookstore.

Track your reading online or on paper
Printed reading logs are available at the library’s service desks. If you prefer an online option, download the Beanstack app from your App Store. You can also track your progress at If you’ve used the Beanstack app in the past, there’s no need to register again. Questions? Call Information Services at (920) 236-5205.

Meet the author
Funded by the Mary Malnar Children’s Program Trust
Sat., Feb. 19 | 10:30 a.m. | Dome
Call (920) 236-5208 to reserve a seat for this special event.

Win one of Rick's books in our door prize drawing!

Growing up, Rick Chrustowski drew all the time. In second grade, his parents gave him a drawing table. He has drawn at it ever since.  

When Rick learned how to write stories in third grade, he realized that putting words and pictures together was his favorite art form.   

Rick likes to explore new art materials. He has illustrated books using colored pencils, cut-paper collage, and watercolor paints. He has written and illustrated seven picture books and illustrated four books by other authors. 

When Rick is not making books, he visits elementary schools across the country teaching kids how to write and illustrate their own books. 

Rick lives with his husband Tom and their dog Mattie in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Hip Pop Hooray for reading!
Sat., March 5

Thank you to our sponsors: Caramel Crisp Corner, OshPop Gourmet Popcorn and New Moon Cafe Oshkosh

This year the library has set a community reading goal! If a combined total of 300,000 minutes or more is logged by all Wild Winter Read Off participants, the library will give away 500 Hip Pop Hooray goody bags filled with popcorn, hot chocolate and other treats. Goody bags will be first-come, first-served.

Monday, December 20, 2021 - 8:00am to Saturday, February 26, 2022 - 8:00am
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