Winter Checkout Challenge Wraps Up with Grand Prize Winners

Written by Joe Armstrong, Content Specialist, Marketing, Downtown Main Library

The Library’s third Winter Checkout Challenge came to a close with a celebration and trivia contest at West Side Brewing on March 8. Participants completed five or more library activities throughout January and February for a chance to win one of the grand prizes (along with the prestigious title of “Winter Checkout Challenge Champion.”)

Winning Big in Winter

During the celebration, four participants were drawn out of the 5,427 entrants to win the Winter Checkout Challenge grand prizes!

Janet D.       

Cozy Reading Kit

Pamela K.S.        

At Home Date Night Kit

Marissa V.L.        

Self-Care and Wellness Kit

Jacquile S.       

Great Outdoors Kit

But that’s not all, many people earned prizes throughout the challenge for doing something they love - using the Library:

  • 7,573 Library-branded tote bags
  • 650 journals
  • 920 mugs
  • 802 take-and-makes
  • Flash prize giveaways for followers of our social media platforms!

Continue the Challenge

For those who want to relive the challenge or create their own, you can find the list of this year’s activities on our Winter Checkout Challenge page. Take on family and friends to see how fast you can complete these challenges to earn year-round bragging rights:

  • Check out a book recommended by CHPL staff
  • Attend a virtual event
  • 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
  • Download the CHPL app
  • Check out five items in one visit
  • And more, opens a new window!

Discover What’s Next...This Summer!

This year’s competition got hot but it was just for adults! For kids and teens looking to win prizes for learning all summer, get a sneak peek at Discover Summer! Stay updated ahead of June 1, when Discover Summer begins across all our 41 branch libraries.

What was your favorite part of the Winter Checkout Challenge? Excited to compete next year? Let us know what you think would make the Challenge even better in the comments below!