Turn Winter Blahs into Winter Hurrahs with CHPL’s Winter Checkout Challenge

Updated: Feb 2

By: Lisa Mauch

Turn winter blahs into winter hurrahs with CHPL’s Winter Checkout Challenge


This year the winter blahs are reaching a whole new level. Not to worry, the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library’s Winter Checkout Challenge is back to turn those blahs into hurrahs. From Jan. 19 through Feb. 28, stay in and check out all our library has to offer, and win prizes along the way.


It’s simple: Log activities and books you read with your library card for a chance to win prizes like a Kindle Fire HD. Adults age 18 and older can get started by picking up a tracking card from the library, printing one, or logging your activities online using our tracking app at CincinnatiLibrary.org/winter. Make sure you’re following @cincylibrary on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for flash challenges with more prizes.

Winter Checkout Challenge (#StayInCheckOut) activities are:

· Pick up a Take & Make activity kit

· Attend a virtual event

· Read a book, eBook, or magazine

· Stream a video on Kanopy or check out a movie

· Use a digital resource (database, download, etc.)

· Follow @cincylibrary on social media

· Check out a CD or vinyl record

· Listen to an audiobook or a Library podcast

· Explore the new CincinnatiLibrary.org website

· Choose your own activity


“We’re thrilled to bring back our Winter Checkout Challenge for a second year, and we’re excited to showcase the Library’s many free online resources during the challenge,” said Maggie Killman, Lifelong Learning Manager at the Library. “Our new tracking app makes it easier to participate than ever without ever having to leave your home. Stay in, check out, and make the most of your library card this winter from the comfort of your own couch.”


Haven't used your library card in a while? Contact us at 513-369-6900. Don't have a card? Get one quickly—from the comfort of your computer—by signing up for our downloadable-only card at CincinnatiLibrary.org/card. For more about the Winter Checkout Challenge, go to CincinnatiLibrary.org/winter.

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