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Indiana is celebrating its bicentennial this year, and we're joining in the fun with our Adult Winter Reading Program: Bicentennial Edition! Two hundred years of history is impressive, but even more impressive are the more than two hundred books written by Indiana authors in our collection. You don't have to read a Hoosier author to participate in the program, any book will count toward the 6 titles you can record. But with that many statewide authors to choose from, you're sure to find something good to curl up with this winter-and showing your hometown pride by reading a Hoosier title will enter you into a special Indiana-themed gift basket drawing.

  • Sign up online or ask to sign up at the Readers' Advisory Desk or the Audiovisual Desk at the library.
  • Read up to 6 books of your choice, fiction or nonfiction, between January 11 and March 6.
  • For each title you record (up to 6) you will be earn an entry into a drawing of your choice. You will be able to designate which drawing you'd like to enter when you log your book. Each prize has a value of $100.
    • Barnes & Noble gift card
    • The Center for the Performing Arts tickets (choice of SFJAZZ Collective, Denzal Sinclaire, or Jeremy Denk concerts)
    • Dick's Sporting Goods gift card
    • Mitchell's Fish Market gift card
    • Simon Malls gift card
    • Target gift card
  • Receive a coupon for a free dessert from Blaze Pizza after you record your first title.
  • Record 6 titles and you'll get an engraved business card holder and key chain.You must come into the library to claim this prize.
  • If you read a book written by an Indiana author you will automatically be entered to win a special Indiana-themed gift basket from Silver in the City with treats and gifts from around the state. You can find a list of Hoosier authors at or visit our winter reading program book display in the fiction section upstairs to pick up a qualifying book.
The drawing for the gift cards and the Indiana gift basket will take place March 7 and winners will be contacted by phone or email.Participants can claim their prize for their first and sixth books at the Audiovisual Desk or the Readers' Advisory Desk by Sunday, March 6.

Prizes were made available by a sponsorship from Lewis Wagner, as well as donations from Silver in the City, Barnes and Noble, The Center for the Arts, Dick's Sporting Goods, Mitchell's Fish Market, Simon Malls, and Target.