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Posted on: December 11, 2023

Winter Reads begins January 1st

Winter Reads 2024 - January & February- cup of hot coco with marshmallows, open book, pine cone

Winter Reading Challenge 2024 kicks off with the new year and our next chapter of featured local authors begins!

Read Local and use the Beanstack Tracker app to track your reads & share book reviews year-round, visit

During the Winter Reads Challenge, readers can also complete activities and earn digital badges and access bonus levels in Beanstack. 

All ages are welcome to participate! Kids and teens can also Read Down their fines January 1 – February 29, 2024 (some restrictions apply). 

Ask a librarian for more information.

Save the date for the 7th annual Featured Local Author Fair!

Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 10:15am - 1:00pm at Northtown Library

— Don’t miss Anoka County’s literary event of the year, the highlight of Winter Reads.

Come meet writers from our community and purchase signed copies of their books. 

Keynote speaker Curtis Sittenfeld

Best-selling author Curtis Sittenfeld will give the keynote address at 10:15am followed by the Featured Local Author Fair at 11:00am.

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