Winter Reading Program

 Welcome to the Townsend Public Library Winter Reading Program:


Read Across Africa

January 2, 2019 - March 26, 2019




 Register here

If you have registered for summer reading in the past, you can use your existing account. If you don't remember your username or password just click on "I forgot my password" and follow the instructions!

► Start your reading journey...

For this program books must be written by an African author or be about African culture, history, or people.

► Log the books you read (audiobooks, e-books, and print books all qualify)

For each book you will receive 1 raffle ticket.

► Choose the prize you want to try to win by putting your tickets in the corresponding raffle box.

You can put all your tickets in one box, or split them up, but individuals can only win one prize.

► Winners will be announced on March 27th, 2019 and will be notified by telephone.

► Prizes must be picked up in person by April 30, 2019

► Program is open to all readers who come to the Townsend Public Library.

Be sure to to look at the "Challenges" for fun ways to earn extra raffle tickets!


Book Lists and Recommendations

African Studies Centre, Leiden: Africa's 100 best books of the 20th Century

Publisher's Weekly: 10 Essential African Novels

Book Riot: African Reading List

Literary Hub: 25 Books by African Writers

Electric Lit: Chibundu Onuzo Recommends a Reading List of African Authors