WEBVTT 1 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:07.896 Hi, I'm Emily, the Student Success Librarian from Phillips Library. Thanks for your interest in our Winter Reading Challenge! 2 00:00:07.960 --> 00:00:15.320 The challenge is fairly straightforward. We encourage you to spend this winter break reading books. It all counts - print ... 3 00:00:15.320 --> 00:00:22.680 books, e-books, or audiobooks from any genre! Manga and graphic novels absolutely count, too. You will have the option to ... 4 00:00:22.680 --> 00:00:29.733 also participate in book club meetings via Zoom with fellow participants. Do these things, and you could win prizes. 5 00:00:30.040 --> 00:00:35.025 To get started, first set a personal reading goal. How many books do you want to read by January 18, ... 6 00:00:35.025 --> 00:00:39.658 the first day of class in spring? Maybe that is two books, maybe that is five or even ten. It ... 7 00:00:39.658 --> 00:00:45.449 is totally up to you! Once you have decided, complete the sign-up form on the Winter Reading Challenge website which ... 8 00:00:45.449 --> 00:00:50.232 will ask your name, year, the goal you have set, and also which days and times would be best for ... 9 00:00:50.232 --> 00:00:55.671 you for our Zoom book club meetings. Whenever you finish a book, let us know by completing the "I've Finished ... 10 00:00:55.671 --> 00:01:01.109 a Book" form on the Winter Reading Challenge website. It will ask for the title, author, and an optional book ... 11 00:01:01.109 --> 00:01:07.001 review. Again, while participation in the Zoom book club meetings is totally optional, we hope you will choose to join ... 12 00:01:07.001 --> 00:01:11.684 us! This will give us the chance to hear what others are reading and to share recommendations. 13 00:01:12.440 --> 00:01:17.701 While book reviews are an optional part of the "I've Finished a Book" form, we hope you will choose to ... 14 00:01:17.701 --> 00:01:24.265 write them. We will publish them on the Winter Reading Challenge website. The reviews from last year's Winter Reading Challenge ... 15 00:01:24.265 --> 00:01:29.579 are available on the website if you need some inspiration for your first read of this year's challenge. 16 00:01:29.840 --> 00:01:37.041 What would a challenge be without prizes? Five Barnes & Noble gift cards will be awarded to participants raffle style. 17 00:01:37.041 --> 00:01:43.135 In addition to in person at Barnes & Noble stores and on their website, these gift cards can be used ... 18 00:01:43.135 --> 00:01:44.673 in our campus book store. 19 00:01:44.920 --> 00:01:50.976 Entries are earned for the raffle drawings by completing the challenge. One entry will be earned for every book you ... 20 00:01:50.976 --> 00:01:56.873 finish from one of our suggested categories. One entry will be earned for each book club meeting you attend. Two ... 21 00:01:56.873 --> 00:02:01.814 entries will be earned if you meet your personal reading goal by the start of spring semester. 22 00:02:02.080 --> 00:02:07.529 If you have any questions about this challenge, please email or call me! I will get back to you as ... 23 00:02:07.529 --> 00:02:11.631 soon as I'm able. Thanks again for your interest! Enjoy your winter break.