Winter Checkout Challenge

Returning in January 2022!

The 2021 challenge has ended. Thanks for participating!

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.

2021 Prizes


Kindle Fire HD 8

Winner - Sarah S.

Comfy Original

Winner - Katie J.


Family Pass to the Cincinnati Zoo

Winners - Shams A. and Maricela L.


Gift Card to CHPL Online Store, opens a new window

Winner - Erica F.

Special thanks to The Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library Foundation, opens a new window 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 get a Winter Checkout Challenge 2021 tote bag, opens a new window, while supplies last!


Pick up a Take & Make activity kit

Whether you pick a kit to enjoy with the kids or it's something special just for you, check your local branch for current availability, opens a new window. Pick up your kit drive-thru or curbside, if you prefer.


Attend a virtual event 

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 for you by visiting our event calendar, opens a new window 


Read a book, eBook, or magazine

There are variety of apps to try for eBooks and magazines: Libby for Overdrive, opens a new window, Overdrive, opens a new window, Hoopla, opens a new window, Freading, opens a new window, Flipster, opens a new window, and more.  


Stream a video on Kanopy or check out a movie 

You don’t have to be a film buff to enjoy Kanopy, opens a new window. From popular movies to documentaries there’s something for everyone. Download the app or stream from your device. Prefer DVDs? We've got those, too., opens a new window


Use digital resources

There are so many digital resources, opens a new window at your fingertips. Ancestry Library Edition, opens a new window, Treehouse, opens a new window, and our Digital Library, opens a new window are just a few of our favorites. Explore them today.


Follow @cincylibrary on social media  

Follow us on Facebook, opens a new window, Twitter, opens a new window, Instagram, opens a new window, LinkedIn, opens a new window, and YouTube, opens a new window. Be sure to keep an eye out for special flash challenges to win extra prizes! 


Check out a CD or vinyl record

Whether you prefer to listen in your car, stream an album, or are devoted to the sound of classic vinyl, we've got you covered, opens a new window 


Listen to an audiobook or a Library podcast 

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


Explore our new website

We relaunched, opens a new window in 2020! Create an account and custom shelves. Optional: Download our updated mobile app, opens a new window. 


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, discover something new at the Library today.

Cozy Winter Reads


Follow Us on Social Media

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

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