Books & Bites

2021 Reading Challenge

Adults and teens, up your reading/listening game this year with the 2021 Books & Bites Reading Challenge (PDF).

Complete one prompt each month for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Joseph-Beth Booksellers. At the end of the year, we’ll draw for the grand prize, a $100 gift card to Joseph-Beth Booksellers. The more months you participate, the more chances you have to win!

Submit your monthly entries:

Books & Bites 2021 Reading Challenge Form.

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 calendar.


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!