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Introducing Winter Reading and Fine Read Down

Winter Reading SnowmanUPDATE: First half of Winter Reading ends on January 31. Get your completed entries in by then to be eligible for the first half drawing.


Everyone knows about our popular Summer Reading program. For the first time this year, Durham County Library is adding a Winter Reading program with the opportunity for library patrons to read down their fines.

The program is free, fun and runs from December 1 through April 1. Pick up a reading log at any Durham County Library location or download one below, keep track of your reading and earn a chance to win prizes.

Back by popular demand, Durham County Library is also holding a Winter Fine Read Down. Sign in at any Durham County Library location between December 1 and April 1, read at the library and remove $1.00 of fines for every 10 minutes you read!

The Winter Reading Program is designed for people of all ages. Know a young child who is learning to read or not yet reading on their own? Earn reading time together by reading aloud! Pick out an audiobook and listen as a family or check out a book to read together while you’re waiting for the bus. Winter is a wonderful time to read, spend time at the library and share stories together.

Reading Log Downloads (PDFs)

Children’s Reading Log 1
Children’s Reading Log 2
Children’s Reading Log 3
Children’s Reading Log 4

Teen & Adult Bingo Sheet 1
Teen & Adult Bingo Sheet 2
Teen & Adult Bingo Sheet 3
Teen & Adult Bingo Sheet 4

For more information, contact Lynne Barnette at or 919-560-8597.

One Response to Introducing Winter Reading and Fine Read Down

  1. Joyce Manning December 3, 2016 at 12:06 pm #

    Thanks for this. I believe it can spur people to read more.

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