The Porter Branch Children’s Department will be closed January 22-February 12 for renovation.

Porter Branch will be closed February 3 for installation of the new shelving.

Adult Winter Reading Challenge

Adult Winter Reading Challenge

3rd Annual Adult Winter Reading Challenge: January 1 - March 31

The cold winter months are perfect for curling up with a good book!

Mug Earned!

Sign In to log four books and earn this exclusive CRRL travel mug!

Available in blue and purple while supplies last.

Who stole Officer Robert's

Adult Winter Reading Challenge mug?

WRC Socials

Winter Reading Challenge Social

Multiple Branches
Come in to claim your Winter Reading Challenge mug, enjoy hot beverages, and chat with other readers.

Adult Winter Reading Challenge Booklists

African American Fiction

CRRL Picks: African American Fiction

Fiction, from a wide array of genres, all written by and about African American people.

Books to Screen 2020

CRRL Movies: Books on the Big Screen

Check out these books before their big screen adaptations hit theaters in 2019.

Dangerous Love

CRRL Picks: Dangerous Love

Blood-chilling scenarios with moments of deep romance - it's a perfect choice for those who like their love stories laced with mystery.

Fresh Start

CRRL Picks: Fresh Start

Want to start something new such as a hobby or lifestyle? Let these books help guide you to a fresh start no matter what it is.

Winter Feasts: Fast or Slow

CRRL Picks: Winter Feasts - Fast or Slow

A simmering sit-down meal with friends and/or family is a wonderful way to spend a frosty evening.

Adult Winter Reading Challenge Missions

Complete several activities in each mission to earn the badge. You must sign up for the Adult Winter Reading Challenge to see the full list of activities for each mission and to log your progress, but you can see one activity from each mission below.

WRC Kick-Off

Log your first book of the new year.

WRC 2020 - Cabin Fever

Take an online class from, Kanopy, or Universal Class.


Read a biography about a person from a race or culture different from your own.

Get Connected badge

Download an eBook or eAudio from OverDrive using the Libby app.

WRC 2020 - Books to Screen

Tell us! What’s Your FAVORITE book-to-screen adaptation of all time?

WRC 2020 - Winter Wonderland

Go for a walk in downtown Fredericksburg or at Spotsylvania Towne Centre.

WRC 2020 - African American History

Which Harlem Renaissance painter was born in Stafford County?

WRC 2020 - Fresh Start

Try something new.

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