Stay In and Check Out With CHPL’s Winter Checkout Challenge

Written by Lisa Mauch and Joe Armstrong, Content Specialists, Marketing, Downtown Main Library

The Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library’s Winter Checkout Challenge is the one thing from last year we bet you’re happy is back. Win prizes just by staying in and checking out all our library has to offer between Jan. 18 through Feb. 25. And you get a free tote bag just for signing up.

It’s simple: Log activities and books you read with your library card for a chance to win grand-prize packages, opens a new window as well as weekly social media giveaways. Starting Jan. 18, anyone age 18 and older can get started by picking up a tracking card from the library, printing one, or logging your activities online using our tracking app, opens a new window. Make sure you’re following @cincylibrary on Facebook, opens a new window, Instagram, and Twitter, opens a new window for flash challenges with more prizes.

Winter Checkout Challenge (#StayInCheckOut) activities are:

  • Check out a book recommended by CHPL staff
  • Attend a virtual event
  • Read a winter-themed book, eBook, or magazine
  • Stream a video on Hoopla or check out a movie
  • Visit a CHPL branch you’ve never been to before
  • Follow @cincylibrary on social media
  • Practice a mindfulness activity
  • Check out a book about/by an Indigenous person
  • Download the CHPL app
  • Check out five items in one visit
  • And more, opens a new window!

Mark your calendars now to celebrate with CHPL customers and staff at the Winter Check Challenge Closing Party from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at West Side Brewing, opens a new window. Join in the celebration, take part in trivia, and hear the grand-prize winners announced.

Cultivate your curiosity this winter. There’s no limit to what you can enjoy, accomplish, and discover with the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library. Be sure to spread the word to your friends, family, and community.

For more information about the Winter Checkout Challenge, visit our webpage, opens a new window.