MONMOUTH — The Monmouth Public Library kicked off its annual Family Winter Reading Club, "Chill Out and Read," last week.   "It is to encourage families to read together during the winter months and support the parents in their role as reading mentors," said Carrie Kasperick, youth services librarian.   Families may pick up a reading log from the library counter now through Feb. 28.   "It's a very user friendly log," Kasperick said. "Families can determine how long they read each day."   Unlike the summer reading program, which asks participants to read a certain number of minutes each day, the winter reading program only asks families to read daily, she said.   Families may mark off participation, and then turn in their completed logs to be entered into a drawing for a family fun prize pack. Because it's a drawing, not every family will win a prize, Kasperick said.   Still, "they will be rewarded with the fun of reading together as well," she said. "Reading is its best reward."   New to the library this year is a Tween Book Club, which had its first meeting last Thursday. The club, run by Kasperick, is for children in fourth through sixth grades.   These programs are paid through Friends of the Monmouth Library.   For more information: follow the link to the library on the city's website:

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