Adult Winter Reading Program

The Adult Winter Reading Program has returned to the library! After the first four books read, patrons may choose a mug or bag as their prize.  After reading eight books, participants select from a tray of sweets or other unique prizes. Those who read 12 books will be able to pick out a gently used book from an assortment of books provided by the Friends of the Library!

If you’re looking to mix up your usual winter reading, try out one
or all of this year’s bonus book challenges:

Discover a “new” author!
(Pick a book by an author you have not read before.)

Read a book with your favorite color on the cover!

Read a book set in Minnesota.

For every bonus book you read, you earn entry into a raffle prize drawing
(maximum = 3 entries per patron)

The Winter Reading Program will culminate on March 15th. Those who read twelve books will earn a movie ticket to the State Theatre for Friday, April 12, 2019.

Join us through these winter months in this celebration of reading.
See you at the library!

Book Clubs

If you love reading and enjoy talking about books, there might just be a book club
for you to join right here at the Hutchinson Public Library!
These book groups meet once-a-month in the library’s meeting room.
For more information, please call the library at 320-587-2368.

Monday Night Book Club
4th Monday of the month – 7:00-8:00 p.m.
(Group does not meet during the summer months.)

= The Last Child by John Hart
October = The Widow by Fiona Barton
November = The Class of 65 by Jim Auchmutey

Non-Fiction Book Club
2nd Tuesday of the month – 4:00-5:30 p.m. (time change)
Members read a variety of books on a selected topic!

 = MN creatures winter survival
Open house to welcome new members – bring ideas!
February = Real life romances
March = How to learn collaboration


Friday Morning Book Club
3rd Friday of the month (except Sept.) – 10:00-11:30 a.m.

June = Some Writer: The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet
July = Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
August = Vanishing American Adults: Our Coming-of-Age by Ben Sasse
September = Bear Town by Fredrik Backman
October = Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson (or another biography about him)
November = Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis
December = Holiday Party (Show and Tell)

MN Writes MN Reads

Local authors – indie, self-published, aspiring, and mainstream – can now create ebooks and share them with readers across the state and potentially across the country using free tools provided by Minnesota libraries.

For helpful hints click here