The Waukee Public Library Winter Reading Program starts Nov. 15. This year’s theme is “Winter Bingo - Are You Yeti?,” and instead of reading logs, participants will utilize bingo cards. All ages of children, teens and adults can take on the challenge. Bingo cards have squares to fill in for reading time, attending program events, participating in activities and more. Participants win a pin and are entered into the grand prize drawing once they get a bingo (five squares anywhere on the card). If they fill up all 25 squares for blackout bingo, they receive a tote bag and are entered into the grand prize drawing again.

“The bingo card method was well received last year, so it’s back,” said Youth Services Librarian Keri Weston-Stoll. “We also have fun grand prizes for each age group.”Kids’ Grand Prize - choice of a one-year family membership to the Blank Park Zoo or the Science Center of Iowa

Teens’ Grand Prize - $25 Amazon gift card

Adult Grand Prize - “Yeti to Get Cozy” prize-filled bag and $50 Barnes & Noble gift card

Participants can register now online at or in person at 950 Warrior Lane. A family magic show will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 as the official kick-off event; registration is not required for that event. The Winter Reading Program goes through Jan. 31.