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Books Like Us: Winter Reading Challenge 2021

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Start off the new year right by signing up for the 2021 Winter Reading Challenge and diving into a good book! Celebrate diversity and harness the transformative power of seeing oneself reflected in a book with this year's theme, Books Like Us. San Diego residents of all ages are encouraged to take the challenge by reading 5 books or for 5 hours to receive free passes to the Museum of Us, free food from Subway, and a coloring puzzle for children or a doodle journal for teens and adults.

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¡Comienza bien el año registrándote en el Reto de Lectura de Invierno 2021 y sumérgete en un buen libro! Celebra la diversidad y aprovecha el poder transformador de verte reflejado en un libro con el tema de este año, Libros Como Nosotros. Invitamos a personas de todas las edades a aceptar el desafío leyendo 5 libros o 5 horas para recibir pases gratuitos para el Museum of Us, comida gratis de Subway y un rompecabezas para colorear para niños o un diario de dibujos para adolescentes y adultos.

Program Details

  • Program runs January 1st - February 28th
  • For readers of all ages
  • Read 5 books or 5 hours to claim your prizes
  • Program Rules & Reading Log PDF icon English | PDF icon Spanish 

Bonus Activity Badges

  • Complete 3 Books Like Us activities and receive the Unity digital badge
  • Complete 3 Winter Reading activities and receive the Snowy Forest digital badge

Books Like Us Videos


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Finisher Prizes for All Ages


Prizes* will be available for pick up starting January 11th and through March 6th Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at any of our 25 limited service or contactless pickup service locations.
All locations will be closed for cleaning from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

  • Pass for 2 to the Museum of Us (expires 12/31/21) AND
  • Young Readers (0 - 11): FREE Subway Kids Meal & 35-Piece Coloring Puzzle with Crayons OR
  • Older Readers (12+): FREE Subway 6" Sub & SDPL Doodle Journal
* Prizes given while supplies last; San Diego Public Library reserves the right to substitute prizes as needed.
Subway vouchers expire 3/31/21

Reading Recommendations

We hope that you’ll choose a book from our Books Like Us recommendation lists below!

Presented by:

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Subway logo         Museum of Us logo

For other questions or concerns, call 619-236-5800 or email weblibrary@sandiego.gov