The Winter Checkout Challenge for adults is underway!

Beginning January 17 and ending February 29, the Winter Checkout Challenge allows adults to experience much of what the Library has to offer from the comfort of their own home, thanks to our extensive collection of digital resources like eBooks, downloadable music, movie streaming, and more.

Adults can participate in the Winter Checkout Challenge in 3 easy steps:

  1. Sign up by simply printing your tracking card or picking one up from your local Library. Once you sign up you’ll receive a free tote bag that you can pick up at any of our 41 Library locations. You’ll also receive a list of suggested Winter Checkout Challenge activities that fall into four different tracks: books, audio, DIY, and film.
  2. Complete five activities of your choosing from either the same track or across multiple track and write them down on your tracking card.
  3. Submit your tracking card online or in-person to be entered into a drawing to win fantastic prizes such as Cincy Art Museum Tickets, Ensemble Theatre Tickets, Giftcards to GoldStar and Frisch's, MakerSpace 3D Prints, and more!

The Checkout Challenge wrap-up celebration complete with winter libations, music, DIY showcase, and more will take place on on Thursday, February 27 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Kroger On the Rhine’s 2nd Floor Food Hall, 100 E. Court St.

Not sure which activity to choose? Pop by your nearest Branch Library and pull one from our Take a Chance jar, or get some ideas from the Winter Checkout Challenge webpage. While the activities can be completed without ever leaving the house, it also provides opportunities to visit a branch or get out into the community and explore some of Cincinnati’s hidden treasures. You can also feel free to complete the same activity multiple times. That still counts too!

Be sure to follow @cincylibrary on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for flash challenges and the chance to win more prizes. Share your challenge progress with us using #StayInCheckOut.

Who knew staying in could be this fun?


A Special Thanks to Our Supporters

Cincinnati Art Musuem
Cincinnati Cyclones
Cincinnati Rollergirls
Cincinnati Storytelling Festival
Django Western Taco
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
Friends of the Library
Frisch's Big Boy
Gold Star
On The Rhine Eatery