South Whitleyâ€™s Community Public Library invited adult patrons to participate in a Hot Reads for Cold Nights reading program during the long, bitter winter. Participants chose and read books just as they normally would, but then they logged and rated them on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Each book earned a ticket for a chance to win a prize, and every five books was rewarded a chocolate Hersheyâ€™s kiss.
Lin Metzger won the Book and Chocolate Loverâ€™s Prize containing a reading journal, bowl of Dove chocolates, and a book bag.
Readers can stop by the library to see the books that rated 4 or 5 stars, which all are available for checkout. The libraryâ€™s book sale will be Friday and Saturday during the annual South Whitley garage sale weekend. If there are any books left after the weekend, the sale will continue April 28 through May 2.