Winter Reading


Winter Read-a-thon 2023

The library is putting a twist on its annual winter reading program to wrap up our Centennial! There will still be the same components you are used to, including reading to earn prizes to encourage reading over the holiday break. But, participants can also help raise funds for the Library Trust, by reading and sharing their individualized donation pages with family, friends, and social networks. All ages are eligible to participate. This year's program runs from December 1-31, 2023.


Participating in the Fundraiser

It's optional for Winter Read-a-thon participants to participate in the fundraising portion of the reading challenge. You can just track your reading and earn prizes and virtual activity badges. Participating is simple - you'll have your own donation page that you can easily share with friends and family. 

Make a Donation 

Visit the library's community donation page on beanstack. You can search for a specific reader, or donate to the fundraiser as a whole. Individuals, organizations, and businesses can donate - it's even possible to include a message and share your logo. You can also make a donation directly to the Library Trust

  • 5, 10, 15, & 20 hours read: Readers of all ages will earn a small prize and get an entry into the grand prize drawing for their age group (children, teens, or adults). A total of 4 incentives can be earned.
  • 10 hours read: Children and teens earn a free book. Adults receive a free book coupon for the Friends of the Library's used book sale.
  • 25+ hours read: Prizes can no longer be earned, but participants will still get an entry in the grand prize drawing for every additional 5 hours read.
  • Grand Prize Drawing: At the end of the program, one reader from each group will win a $50 gift card to the local bookstore of their choice. Winners will be announced on Friday, January 5.

Winter Reading Mascot

As in previous years, we will hide our winter reading mascot in the library. Children visiting the library are invited to find it and bring it to the Help Desks to get a small prize. Our mascot, Pierre the Piggy Bank, will begin popping up around the library on Dec. 1.

Movie Screening: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Join us on Saturday, Dec. 16 for activities and a screening of this classic holiday favorite. Games (geared toward ages 10 and under) run from 12-1 p.m. and the movie (open to all ages) will begin at 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be available.

Sponsors include the Friends of the Stillwater Public Library. The following businesses provided coupons for reading incentives: Blue Spruce, Boomarang Diner, Chick-fil-A, Mazzios, McAlisters, Old School Bagel, Texas Roadhouse, The Garage, and Whataburger.