All library locations will be closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Our buildings are open with COVID-safe protocols. Or, try our drive-thru and curbside service.


Winter Checkout Challenge

Jan. 19—Feb. 28, 2021

STARTING NEXT WEEK! Track your time spent with Library materials for a chance to earn cool prizes!

Check out library materials, either at our locations or from the comfort of your home, then fill out your tracking card. Complete at least five of the 10 activities and you’ll be entered to win.

The Prizes


Kindle Fire HD 8


Comfy Original


Family Pass to the Cincinnati Zoo


Gift Card to CHPL Online Store

Special thanks to The Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library Foundation for their contribution to this program. 


Get a Library card.

Have a card but haven’t used it in ages? We can fix that! Don’t have a card? It’s easy to start with a downloadable card, which can be converted to an all-materials card! 

The Challenge Activities

Complete Five for a Chance to Win!

You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. All participants will receive a Winter Checkout Challenge 2021 tote bag!


Pick up a Take & Make activity kit

Whether you choose a kit to enjoy with your kids or it’s something special just for you, check your local branch for current availability. Pick up via drive-thru or curbside if you prefer.


Attend a virtual event 

Always wanted to join a book club? Love a good to learn? Does the little one in your life love Storytime? Find the perfect event for you by visiting our event calendar 


Read a book, eBook, or magazine

There are a variety of apps to explore eBooks and magazines. Choose from Libby for Overdrive, Overdrive, Hoopla, Freading, Flipster, RB Digital, and more.  


Stream a video on Kanopy or check out a movie 

You don’t have to be a film buff to enjoy what Kanopy has to offer. From popular movies to documentaries there’s something for everyone. Download the app or stream from your device. Prefer DVDs? Don’t worry, we’ve got those too 


Use digital resources

There are so many digital resources at your fingertips. Ancestry Library Edition, Treehouse, and our Digital Library are just a few of our favorites. You can explore them all here 


Follow @cincylibrary on social media  

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Tumblr, and Pinterest. Be sure to keep an eye out for special flash challenges to win prizes! 


Check out a CD or vinyl record

Whether you prefer to listen in your car, stream, or are devoted to the sound of classic vinyl, we’ve got you covered 


Listen to an audiobook or a Library podcast 

We launched a new website in 2020! Create an account and custom shelves. Optional: Download our updated mobile app. 


Explore the new 

We launched a new website in 2020! Create an account and custom shelves. Optional: Download our updated mobile app. 


Choose your own 

Find something else you love at the Library! Whether it’s a repeat of your favorite challenge from the list or something brand-new to you, let the way you use the library be your guide. 

Cozy Winter Reads


Follow Us on Social Media

Check out @cincylibrary on social media for the chance to win even more prizes! 

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