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PLDL Launches Winter Reading Program

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The Portage Lake District Library is launching a new winter reading program, with a kick-off date of Monday, December 7. The program will challenge junior level readers, teens, and adults to read 5 books or more over the next several months. This year, the program’s theme is water resources and protection, and will feature free copies of water-related books for all participants while supplies last.

“In October, we hosted a virtual event with Great Michigan Read Author Dr. Mona-Hanna Attisha to discuss her bestselling book, What The Eyes Don’t See,” Said Library Director Dillon Geshel. “The book told the story of Dr. Mona’s team and their work uncovering the Flint water crisis. The program was well attended, and we’ve decided to feature her book and other related titles on water protection during our Winter Reading Program.”

Participants will be challenged to make one of their five winter reads a water-related title selected by library staff. Free copies of the following books will be available for curbside pickup at the library and homebound delivery beginning December 7. When the library building is able to reopen, books will also be available for pickup inside.

Participants will also be challenged to participate in other activities, such as viewing Dr. Mona’s recorded author talk that was hosted by PLDL and other community partners in October. Readers who finish the program will receive a limited edition, PLDL coffee mug to commemorate the 2021 Winter Reading Program.

This program is made possible thanks to a Library Services Technology Act grant from the Library of Michigan.

For more information, visit You can also contact the library by phone at 906-482-4570 or via email at

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