Winter Checkout Challenge
Thanks for participating!
This year's challenge ended Feb. 24, 2023.
Check out library materials, either at our locations or from the comfort of your home. Complete at least five activities and you’ll be entered to win. View the official rules.
2023 Grand Prizes
An Experience for two at The Candle Lab
$100 Thunderdome Restaurant Group Gift Card
Winner: Kristen Q.
Making Your Way Downtown
Two Tickets to Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra's Summermusik 2023
$50 blaCk Coffee Gift Card
$50 Bru Burger Gift Card
Free Materials to use at Downtown Main Library's MakerSpace
Winner: Patti M.
Clay & Café
Class for two at Queen City Clay
(Includes one piece of pottery and t-shirt)
$100 Quatman's Café Gift Card
Winner: Kathy H.
Get Great Prizes for Participating
Tote Bags and Mugs, Oh My!
Pick up a stylish Winter Checkout Challenge tote bag just for joining the challenge. When you complete the challenge, stop by for an awesome mug, complete with CHPL and Winter Checkout Challenge logos.
Pick up at any CHPL branch library while supplies last.
Social Media Giveaways
Even more prizes are waiting for our followers on social media! Win YMCA Day Passes, a Findlay Market Swag Bag, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden tickets, an eight-week Drawing as Mindfulness class at the Manifest Gallery Drawing Center Studio, and exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of CHPL's Distribution Center.
Follow @cincylibrary on Facebook and Instagram and be the first to know about each giveaway.
2023 Challenge Activities
Complete Five for a Chance to Win!
You must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
Listen to a CHPL podcast
Learn all there is to know about writing on Inside the Writer's Head, listen to spine-chilling supernatural poetry in Warlock Vorobok Reads, and hear award-winning oral history on The West End Stories Project.
Read for 20 minutes while sipping a winter drink
What's better than reading your favorite book while enjoy a hot chocolate? Getting a Winter Checkout Challenge prize just for doing it!
Attend a CHPL event with a friend, in person, or online
Always wanted to join a book club, opens a new window? Love to learn, opens a new window? Does the little one in your life love library storytime, opens a new window? Find the perfect event on CHPL's event calendar, opens a new window.
Watch a "How To" video on our YouTube channel
Learn how to use everything the Library offers, including holds lockers, laptop kiosks, and even telescopes!
Examine a vintage photo on the Digital Library
Browse one-of-a-kind books, maps, newspapers, and much more of local and worldwide significance - all in high resolution.
Place a hold on library materials
Even the most popular materials are available at the Library. Place a hold and you'll be picking up your materials in no time!
Stop by a renovated CHPL branch library
Explore a restored 1906 Carnegie library in Walnut Hills, a refreshed Green Township Branch Library, our largest branch library to date in Deer Park, and many more branches renovated through our Facilities Master Plan.
Listen to an audiobook on CHPL's Libby app
Cozy up to a new audiobook this winter using Libby to discover the latest fiction and nonfiction audiobooks, or choose from picks by our team of expert librarians.
Check out a record or CD by a local band
What's that sound? It's your new favorite hometown band discovered through your library card.
Print something at the Library - for free!
Don't stress about running out of ink - you can print up to 20 pages for free at any of our 41 library locations.
Check out a title by an author who shares your name
What's in a name? Could be your next favorite book. Search our catalog using your first or last name and see what you find!
Escape winter with a summer themed movie from the Library
Kick back with summer classics that will have you planning your next warm-weather vacay.
Advance your career with one of CHPL's online resources
Grow your skills by learning a a new language, building skills to change your career, working one-on-one with a career coach, and more.
Discover an eBook about a different culture
Expand your horizons through diverse stories and authors - all from the comfort of your electronic device.
Check out a book from a Staff Picks display
Cultivate your curiosity with the help of hand-picked collections by our staff. Visit a library location, opens a new window to explore these displays.
Use CHPL's Book Hookup service to find your new favorite read
Need a good book? Tell us a little bit about your reading interests and our staff will send three book suggestions chosen just for you.