Winter Reading Challenge 2019

From January 1st to January 31st, Pulaski County Library District will participate in Beanstack’s Second Annual Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Mark Cuban. We challenge our patrons of all ages to read at least 100 Books and 30,000 minutes during the month and keep track of your reading on our Beanstack site at pulaskicountylibrary.beanstack.org. Any type of reading counts: traditional books, e-books, audiobooks, comic books, you get the idea!

Hundreds of libraries and schools across the nation will encourage their communities to read a target number of minutes and books. If we reach the collective goal, “Shark Tank” investor Mark Cuban will donate $35,000 to top participating libraries to expand access to the resources we offer within the community.

So, all you have to do is register yourself (remember, adults and children can all participate in this challenge!) and any family members who may want to participate at pulaskicountylibrary.beanstack.org, keep track of the books and minutes you read throughout the month of January, and (this part is optional), share what you’re reading on social media using #WinterRead2019. Keep an eye on the Crocker, Richland, and Waynesville Library Facebook pages for more information. Let the library help you kick start your 2019 reading goals!

Click here to watch a video about the Winter Reading Challenge

Click here to watch a video explaining how to create an account and log reading in Beanstack.

The Great American Read at the Pulaski County Libraries

The Great American Read is a PBS show and project with the goal of finding the most popular novel in America. It’s an ambitious undertaking, to be sure! The show premiered in May, and the rest of the season will air on Ozarks Public Television beginning in September. 

The Pulaski County Library District is so excited to partner with Ozarks Public Television in several fun ways!  How can you participate?

First, voting is open (click on the “VOTE” Scrabble picture below) to contribute to the Great Pulaski Read and the Great Ozarks Read. Results will be compiled by OPT to determine the most popular novel from the list in each participating county.

Second, join us at the Waynesville Library on August 17th for a Great American Read Trivia Contest. A faculty member from Missouri State University will moderate the event, which is comprised of 100 questions about the books on the Great American Read list. Compete individually at our local event, and the winners will be invited to compete as a team in a regional Trivia competition at MSU against other library teams.

Finally, see the Movie Nights schedule below. Our libraries will host film showings of many movies based on the books from the Great American Read list. Join us at any or all showings!

Visit your local branch to find or request books from the list. We also have a large selection of downloadable  audiobooks and e-books that you can check out! Find them at: Missouri Libraries 2 Go, EBSCO Ebooks, and RB Digital.

Movie Nights

Waynesville Library

Jane Eyre (2011) – August 2nd at 4:00 p.m.

Tom Sawyer – August 7th at 4:45 p.m.

The Lovely Bones – August 9th at 4:00 p.m.

Charlotte’s Web (2006) – August 14th at 4:45 p.m.

Ready Player One – August 16th at 4:00 p.m.

Alice in Wonderland (cartoon) – August 21st at 4:45 p.m.

Bless Me, Ultima – August 23rd at 4:00 p.m.

Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian – August 28th at 4:45 p.m.

To Kill a Mockingbird – August 30th at 4:00 p.m.

Richland Library

The Great Gatsby (2013) – August 7th at 5:00 p.m.

Charlotte’s Web (cartoon) – August 9th at 10:30 a.m.

The Shack – August 14th at 5:00 p.m.

Ready Player One – August 21st at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

Crocker Library

Jurassic Park – September 7th at 1:30 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – August 21st at 4:00 p.m.

The Lord of the Rings – September 14 at 1:30 p.m.

Mayors Sign Proclamations

The Pulaski County Library District is so fortunate!  The mayors in all three of our library communities recognize the importance of our Pulaski County Libraries.  This week, Mayors Smith (Crocker), Haun (Richland), and Hardman (Waynesville) each took the time to visit our libraries and sign a proclamation in honor of National Library Week.  Our mayors maintain schedules packed full with jobs, family responsibilities, as well as overseeing our fine cities.  We are grateful for the work our mayors do, and thankful for their support of our libraries!