Books & Bites

2022 Reading Challenge

Adults and teens, up your reading/listening game this year with the 2022 Books & Bites Reading Challenge.

Throughout 2022, complete ten out of twelve reading prompts for a chance to win a Kindle Paperwhite or a $100 gift card to Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Read in any order you want, and keep track with the Books and Bites 2022 Reading Challenge form (PDF, 104 KB).

Hold onto your entry forms until December 2022, when you can turn them in at the library or online.

Monthly Meetings

Enjoy refreshments and good conversation with other book lovers! JCPL librarians will provide lists of recommended books. We’ll also discuss your recent favorites. For more information or to register, visit our events page.


Can’t make it to our monthly Books & Bites meetings? Listen to our podcast! Each month, JCPL librarians bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them. 

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Catch up with each month’s book choices and recipes on our Books and Bites blog!