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Happy New Year and National Book Blitz Month!

With a new year comes new beginnings and new goals! Why not set up some new reading goals for this month or year? Appreciate books from all genres and authors who wrote them during Book Blitz Month and start a new reading goal for this year.

Book Blitz Month, originally created as holiday to encourage authors to promote their own books, is a time of appreciation for books of all sorts – and for the people that write them.

Here are a few easy ways to celebrate National Book Blitz Month:

  • Make a list of books that spark your interest and start to read them one-by-one. is a great tool to set goals and keep track of your list.
  • Find and read that one book that you have always wanted to read but haven’t had a chance to yet.
  • Read a book written by a local author or a from a famous author from your town. The library has a ton of them!
  • Get “Family Reading” going! If you have younger children, read with them daily. With older family members, challenge each other to see who can read the most books within a month.
  • Choose a series. Sticking with a book series is an awesome way to the year going!
  • Hit up the library: Ask a library staff member to suggest a great author you have never read before to renew and refresh your reading interests. Explore our collection using our online catalog or call us for a fun suggestion.
  • Set daily reading goals. Best way to do this is to have a book on hand that you really enjoy. This can be for 5 minutes or 30 minutes a day. Just start somewhere.
  • Check out your favorite author’s website or other popular blogs. Who knows? You might stumble upon a free book give away!

At the end of the month, if you’ve only gotten through one book – that’s fine! As long as it’s a book you enjoy, and you took the time to read in a cozy spot, you’ve blitzed.

How do YOU plan on celebrating Book Blitz Month?

Let us know what you’re reading #Keysbookblitz22

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Patricia Blanco Sr. Librarian-Youth Services


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