Timberland Regional Library's seventh annual Adult Winter Reading Club is now in progress, offering a warm armchair getaway for winter. And while readers know that reading is its own reward, the program provides chances to win a prize as well.

Adults can pick up a brochure that includes a reading record and contest entry form at any of the Timberland libraries in Ilwaco, Naselle, Ocean Park, Raymond or South Bend, Wash. For each five books participants read or listen to between now and March 31, they may turn in the completed form for a chance to win a mini-vacation or a reader's gift bag, all donated by various local businesses. Many libraries will also have local drawings for prizes provided by local businesses and Friends of the Library groups.

Participants must be at least 18 years old and have a current Timberland library card. Prizes will be drawn during National Library Week, April 18-24. Local Timberland libraries have complete rules, prize lists, and plenty of books to outlast the winter. Library staff can provide suggestions to anyone who would like help picking out great reads. In addition, many online reading advisory resources that guide people to books that suit them are available on Timberland's Web site at www.trlib.org

TRL Adult Winter Reading Club Grand Prizes:

• One night's lodging and full, homemade breakfast for two at the Tokeland Hotel in Tokeland

• One night's stay for two at the Ocean Crest Resort in Moclips

• One night's stay for two at Lake Quinault Lodge on Lake Quinault in the Olympic Peninsula

• One of 10 gift bags, each with books, a book-on-tape, a travel mug, tea, coffee and hot chocolate.


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