Adult Winter Reading Program January-March 2021
Participate in the adult Winter reading program and buckle up for a great American road trip! Enjoy the storied history, natural beauty, and must-see stops of our spectacular regions from the comfort of home. Read books set in the Midwest, Northeast, South, and West. Download Beanstack, the library’s reading app, or participate using the library’s regional map (paper version). Prizes awarded weekly. All book formats acceptable.
Download app through your app store or visit https://aberdeen.beanstack.org. If you have used the app for the summer reading program, you can just sign in and register for the American Road Trip Challenge. Never used the app before? No problem. Create your free account and sign in. It’s that easy. Your information is NOT shared with any third party vendors. Safe and secure. Reading lists are provided in the app to help you get started.
Non-app option (paper) is available. Read books from any of the four regions indicated on map. Tear off tag and drop it in the box labeled American Road Trip Challenge at the library. Each tag will be entered into the weekly and final prize drawings. Maps with tags can be picked up near the south entrance of the library or in your Curbside pickup.
Community Journal Project 2021
Become a part of the Aberdeen community’s history by participating in the Community Journal Project. This project is a collection of journals for adults, teens,
children, and families of the K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library to write about their life experiences, express their creativity, and share their stories with the community.
Check out a journal and write, sketch, or collage, accordance with the book’s topic. Finished journals will circulate just like regular library books. Journals will be available for checkout for patrons to read the contributions.
All content must be kept G-rated, and returned books will be quarantined for a minimum of 7 days before being reviewed and made available for check-out again. Full participation guidelines are attached inside the front cover and available at the Information desk.
Video available 2/10/21 via the library website Virtual Adventures page at https://aberdeen.sd.us/library.. Just in time to celebrate Lincoln’s birthday on 2/12.
Mr. Lincoln is portrayed by Kevin Wood, a professional Lincoln presenter who bears a remarkable resemblance to “the Great Emancipator” and who is extremely knowledgeable about his life and times. Mr. Wood has been portraying Mr. Lincoln since the year 2000, and on a professional basis since 2015. He has made 1,200 appearances in 26 states plus Washington DC and two foreign countries: Canada and Spain. Mr. Wood also writes a blog – “Loath to Close… Still!” – which encourages others to reflect upon and learn from President Lincoln’s life and legacy. For more information, visit www.mrlincoln.com.
Play Boggle against a librarian-virtually. A picture of a Boggle board will be posted weekly during the month of February on the library’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. Participants are asked to find words using the letters shown. Their words will be matched up against the words found by a library staff member. Winners will be announced each week.
Book Fix is a new reader’s advisory or book recommendation service provided by the library. Patrons complete a quick quiz and library staff select reading materials for them. The service design is inspired by the popular goody-box subscription services. However, Book Fix, has no subscription fees and no long term commitment.
Patrons click on a link, take a quiz, and library staff selects titles for them. Items are either picked up via Curbside or at the Holds shelf. Libby audio and ebook users receive a recommendation list. Click here to take your reading style quiz.