Winter Reading

Join us for Albany Reads Winter Reading Challenge | January 4 – March 1, 2021

Winter Reading is here. Readers of all ages — from children through seniors — are encouraged to participate in some winter bingo fun!

Here’s how you can participate:

No registration is necessary. 


Complete five bingo squares in a row to be entered into the raffle prize drawing. The row of five can be on a diagonal, horizontal, or vertical.

Complete a full bingo card and win an APL insulated travel mug!

Bingo Raffle Prizes

Adults (ages 18+):
One grand Prize winner will receive a $50 Book House gift card
Five runners-up will each receive a $20 Book House gift card

Youth (ages 5-17)
Five winners (ages 5-12) will each receive a $20 Book House gift card
Five winners (ages 13-17) will each receive a $20 Book House gift card


Adults can join us on our APL Goodreads page for weekly book recommendations and discussion throughout the winter reading program.

Booklists are also available on READsquared

Check our social media for new book lists each week of the challenge! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


We are hosting some fun programs and activities virtually this winter. Visit our online events calendar to find virtual programs you can participate in from home. We are planning Storytimes, book club discussions, trivia night and more! Remember, some of these activities are on your bingo card.

Have any questions?
Contact one of our curbside locations — Arbor Hill/West Hill, Bach, Delaware, Howe, Pine Hills — Monday through Friday from 10 am until 6 pm.
Send an email to

Follow the fun and add your own photos!
Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @AlbanyNYLibrary

And don’t forget to include #AlbanyReads on all your posts!