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2024 Winter Reading Challenge at the Library

Join Us at the Library in January

Adults: Take the 2024 Winter Reading Challenge

The Winter Reading Challenge returns for adults, especially those who love a challenge. The Library’s fifth cold-weather adult reading event runs from Jan. 2 to Feb. 29. Pick up a Winter Reading Challenge form at any library branch or Mobile Library checkout desk and get ready to mix it up.  You can log your titles on Beanstack by visiting Librarians have assembled 15 new reading categories this year. Some will surprise you; some may nudge you out of your comfort zone. All of them are bound to introduce you to some new ideas and authors. Need help finding a book, just ask. Patrons that complete the challenge will receive a 2024 edition mug for being a Winter Reading Master!

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Join us at the Republic Branch Library on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 10:30 a.m. Does someone you care for frequently misplace things, forget names or get confused about where they are? Learn the ten common warning signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia and explore the next steps in seeking out help for yourself or a loved one. Presented in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter.

Bundle up for a Winter StoryWalk®

For Infants- age 9. Don’t let winter keep you inside! Take a StoryWalk® at three great locations in January.

  • Jan. 2 -22 at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive, featuring “Cat’s Colors” by Airlie Anderson
  • Jan. 3 -29 on Commercial Street, start at the C-Street Market parking lot at 320 E Commercial St. and head west, featuring “All Are Welcome” by Alexandra Penfold.
  • Jan. 9 -22 at the Ash Grove City Park, 300 E Parkway St., featuring “All You Need for a Snowman” by Alice Schertle.

For more information on these and other great programs, visit Vickie Hicks is the community relations director of the Springfield-Greene County Library District. She can be reached at


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