Join Harford County Library’s Winter Reading Program to help you fulfill your New Year’s resolution to read more good books


If reading more good books was on your list of New Year’s resolutions, the Harford County Public Library has a program to help you reach that goal. The library’s Winter Reading Program Get Steamed Over a Good Book launched Jan. 3 at all its branches. More than 900 local adults and teens signed up on the program’s opening day. You get a commemorative pen when you sign up and a mug when you finish reading at least five books by March 5. Teens must read three books by then. For more information, here’s the library’s press release on the program:


(Belcamp, Maryland – January 5, 2011) The Harford County Public Library Winter Reading Program saw over 900 teens and adults sign up on the first day of the program which began January 3. Participants who signed up received a commemorative pen displaying this year’s theme, Get Steamed Over a Good Book, which features a fun crab image with red and white bold graphics.

“Everyone loves the theme this year because of how it ties into Maryland,” said Claudia Sumler, Senior Administrator of Public Services for Harford County Public Library. “The Winter Reading Program is a great opportunity to get back into reading after the holidays.  We are always excited to host this program to encourage teens and adults to visit the library to see what is new.”

Adults who read or listen to at least five books and teens who read or listen to at least three books will receive a commemorative mug upon completion of the program.  The 2011 Winter Reading Program incentives are supported by the Friends of Harford County Public Library and the Harford County Public Library Foundation. All incentives are while supplies last.

The Winter Reading Program runs through March 5. Teens and adults may sign up at any branch and return their completed book logs as early as January 10.

Harford County Public Library operates eleven branches located throughout Harford County, Maryland. The library serves over 210,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of almost 4,700,000. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.