Welcome to Winter Read 2012

Happy New Year!

Welcome, Readers!Snowflake image

Winter Read 2012 is finally upon us and you can start logging your Winter Reads today! This is a new online program for us and we hope you are as excited about it as we are. Winter Read 2012 is meant to be  fun for all ages and to encourage all of us to read together more.

So let's start reading this Winter!


Online Book Club!

This Winter your Virtual and hometown libraries invite you to join us on the Pioneer Library System Facebook page for online book discussions. Each month of the Winter Read we will be highlighting classic tales that have a modern twist.

All of these books are available as free downloads from our downloadables section of the website, in ePub format. You can download them to our free OverDrive app or your other favorite ePub reading app.

So watch our Facebook page to see when the discussions begin. You'll be able to participate at your convenience!

Also, check out our book discussion kit section on our website for some ideas and recommendations on book selections for adults, teens, and children for your own personal book club!

South OKC Winter Read Sign Up

The South Oklahoma City hometown library is having a Winter Read sign up kick off this month! It is part of their Season of Thankfulness Celebration. The event will take place on November 17th from 10 AM to 4 PM.


Winter Read Prizes!Snowman photograph

By regularly tracking your winter reads, submitting book reviews, commenting on reviews submitted by other readers, and even by participating in the online book discussion groups - you'll be entered in to a drawing for 1 of 4 Winter Read gift baskets! One basket will be awarded each month of Winter Read.  That's right - November, December, January & February there's a chance to win!

Participants of all ages are eligible. You just need a Pioneer Library System library card and to participate! So logon to www.justsoyouknow.us/winterread to get started.

Remember, if you experience any difficulties in using the Winter Read site please email virtuallibrary@pls.lib.ok.us for assistance!


Will you read this book to movie: The Hobbit?

pictureThe classic story of The Hobbit has been made into an incredible movie journey this upcoming December. The Hobbit is known as the prequel to the larger than life saga of The Lord of the Rings from earlier years. In this tale, Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.

Check out the book at your hometown library and enjoy the cinema's portrayal of the story.


Will you read this book To movie: The Great Gatsby?

pictureF. Scott Fitzgerald's classic, The Great Gatsby, is also making an appearance on the silver screen in December 2012. This story is about a well-to-do man who goes by the name Jay Gatsby. Gatsby still adores his old love, Daisy Buchanan, although she has married someone else, and he risks everything to lure her back into his arms.

If you haven't already read this classic, pick up a copy at your hometown library and then gather a group to go see the movie with you.