Join us for this year's Winter Adult Reading Program: Ocean of Possibilities
Log 30 days of activities from Tue., Feb. 1 - Thu., March 31 to earn prizes! Activities include attending programs, anything listed under the activities section below, and reading for 30 minutes or more a day.
Winter Adult Reading Program Registration Kick-Off!
- When: Tue., Feb. 1
- Where: All Locations
Join us as we kick off the 2022 Winter Adult Reading Program: An Ocean of Possibilities! Register in person or at curbside and receive a tote bag that has everything you need to help you participate in the reading program. Bags will be available on a first come, first served basis, and available only while supplies last.
Log 15 activities or 15 days of reading for 30 minutes or more a day to earn a reusable straw set and a chocolate bar from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Log 15 additional activities or days of reading, for a total of 30 activities, and earn the annual reading program mug.
You can complete the program through a combination of activities and reading, but must have 15 days of reading 30 minutes or more a day to earn the mug and be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing.
Grand Prize Drawing.
You can earn extra entries into the Grand Prize Drawing! For every additional 5 days of reading you will receive one additional entry into the Grand Prize Drawing for a total of up to 5 additional entries. PPLD employees are not eligible for grand prize.
Need some suggestions for activities? We’re here to help:
- Take and Makes
- Denver Museum of Nature and Science - Digital Earth Series: Oceans
- Virtual Visits to the New England Aquarium
- Explore the Creatures and Depths of the Ocean
- Learn More About the Great Barrier Reef
- Explore the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Read a new genre
- Read a new author
- Write a book review for ppld.org
- Read a book set on the ocean
- Read a book about an ocean explorer
- Watch the movie version of a book you read
- Visit a Little Free Library in your neighborhood
- Join the Peak Readers Group
Live Virtual Programs
- Seeking the Lord, the Search for the Jarvis Lord Shipwreck
Join shipwreck hunter and author Ross Richardson in exploring the depths of Northern Lake Michigan while looking for lost ships and missing aircraft. Dive down to Lake Michigan’s newest shipwreck discovery and meander through the histories and mysteries of the Manitou Passage, the most dangerous place in Lake Michigan.
- Skype a Scientist
Join PhD student Christopher Jones for Skype a Scientist! Christopher is a a PhD student at the University of California, Riverside studying geobiology, marine geochemistry, and marine geology! Come prepared with your questions about the ocean and Christopher will answer them!
- Sea Shanties and Stories with Willson and McKee
Join Willson and McKee of The Jigheads for sea shanties and stories in this two-part video series. Part one will air on PPLD's YouTube channel from February 1 - 28, and part two will air from March 1 - 31.
- Mānava O Polynesia
Mānava O Polynesia is all about sharing the Polynesian, Micronesian, and Melanesian dances with the community and instilling the passion, heart, heart, pride and education of the islands.
- Pirate Movie Marathon
Come enjoy some pirate movies! We'll provide the films, you bring your sense of ARGHventure. For bonus fun, come dressed up!
- Under The Sea Breakout Room
Sat., Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. at East Library
Try your hand at solving puzzles, finding clues, and racing against the clock to open the locked box. This ocean-themed breakout room will feature references to oceanography, ocean mythology, and more! Winners will get a tasty treat and the ever-important bragging rights!
- DIY Candle Holder
Cut wood to hold a small candle and paint it with waves, sea creatures, or other designs!