Winter reading

#WinterRead2020 grand prize winner MaryKate Compton of Gobles, at left, stands with and Antwerp Sunshine Branch Librarian Kayla Jellies.

One hundred twenty Van Buren District Library patrons logged 136,269 minutes of reading during the #WinterRead2020 Challenge in January.

The annual challenge, sponsored by Beanstack and Penguin Random House, encourages schools and libraries across the country to vie for more than $50,000 in prizes, including author visits and new books.