Hot Reads for Cold Nights!

This winter, cozy up with a good book as part of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s newest reading program, “Hot Reads for Cold Nights.” The program, open to all ages, will run from January 2 to February 28.

Youth Services Manager Jaclyn Miller said, “More than 1800 children, parents and caregivers participated in the ‘Youth’ and ‘Parents Read, Too’ Summer Reading programs, and we had one of the highest participation levels in our adult Summer Reading program.  Keeping in mind that reading is a year-round activity, we’re excited to finally offer a winter reading program.”

For teens through adults, each book that is read and recorded on an entry slip will be entered into the prize drawing to be held on March 1. The winter reading program will be more interactive as library customers are encouraged to share reviews of books they’ve read, good or bad, which will be displayed around the library for others to see. Youth, up to age 12, who read for five hours (or 20 picture books) will be entered into the grand prize drawing. According to library director, Christine Hage, “We’re hoping this new program will give people a fun excuse to test drive the new eReader or tablet they received over the holidays.”

Please note that participation is limited to those who live, work or own property in Rochester, Rochester Hills, or Oakland Township and have a valid RHPL library card. Readers can choose between two programs. One is for children from birth through age 12 and the other for everyone else (Teens, Adults and Large Print Readers). No sign-up is required. Stop at a Reference Desk or the Community Bookmobile for details. Each entry will be included in a random drawing for fabulous prizes.  For more information visit the library’s website:

The Rochester Hills Public Library is located in Downtown Rochester off of University Drive and 3 blocks east of Main Street.  The library is open from 9 – 9 Monday through Thursday, 9 – 6 on Fridays and Saturdays, and Sundays from 1 – 6 until mid-June.  The library’s website,, has information on how to register for a library card and access all of the library’s services.

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