Eastern Shore Public Library

Youth Services

Snuggle with a Book – 2017 Winter Reading Program

It is always a good time to snuggle and read a good book with a child, but right now is an especially great time! During the month of February, the Eastern Shore Public Library is offering a Winter Reading Program called “Snuggle with a Book,” featuring artwork from When the World is Ready for Bed written by Gillian Shields and illustrated by Anna Currey.

Sponsored by the Library of Virginia, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Smart Beginnings, this program encourages parents and caregivers to read aloud with young children ages 0 to 6, and is open to families, daycare providers, and teachers. Many studies indicate that frequently reading aloud to children is very important. It helps them develop a love of reading and leads to future success in school. We all know it is a great way to create some quality family time.

There are two ways to register for the 2017 Winter Reading Program.

You can complete everything online by clicking on the link below:

Winter Reading Program – Online Registration https://espl.readvirginia.org/

If you prefer the paper method, you can visit your local Eastern Shore Public Library in Accomac, Cape Charles, Chincoteague, or Nassawadox to pick up our 2017 Winter Reading Program materials. Each child will receive a “Snuggle with a Book” packet including a reading log, a Book Booster Activity Sheet, and a bookmark. At the end of the program, a certificate of completion will be awarded. The program begins Monday, February 1 and runs through the end of the month. We hope to see you at the library!

Send an e-mail to youthservices@espl.lib.va.us if you have questions about the 2017 Winter Reading Program.

Extra Materials to Download Online

Reading Log

Book Booster Activity Sheets (These are given out at registration to parents, according to the age of the child (English is on one side, Spanish is on the other).  The Book Booster contains age appropriate and recommended activities you may do with your child to encourage and develop his or her reading skills.  The copies available for download below are in .pdf format.  You will need Adobe’s Acrobat Reader to view the files.

Book Boosters Birth – 18 Months

Book Boosters Birth – 18 Months Spanish

Book Boosters 18 – 36 months

Book Boosters 18 – 36 months Spanish

Book Boosters 3 – 4 Years

Book Boosters 3 – 4 Years Spanish

Book Boosters 4 Years and Older

Book Boosters 4 Years and Older Spanish


When the World is Ready for Bed, text copyright ©2009 by Gillian Shields. Illustrations copyright © by Anna Currey. Published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books.

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