Cowlitz County, are you ready for some Grown-Up fun?

Why do kids get to have all the fun? Soon, a new year will begin with a rush and new resolutions, but what do we have to do to have a little fun around here? The Longview, Kelso, Kalama, Castle Rock, and Woodland Public Libraries have an answer for you!

"Fire it Up!" the winter reading program where adults can win prizes - just for reading - is coming back! Each library will be offering weekly prize drawings and three county-wide Grand Prize winners. The contest starts January 20 and ends February 28, 2014. Anyone 18 years and older is eligible to participate. To enter, read or listen to a book or magazine, fill out an entry form with your information and a short summary of what you read, then drop it off at your local library.

Entry forms will be available at the Longview, Kelso, Kalama, Castle Rock, and Woodland libraries or downloadable from the libraries' web pages beginning January 20, 2014. You do not need a library card to participate. You can enter as many times as you want - one entry form per item read. The more you read the more entries you can put in.

Fire up that library card for your chance to win great prizes donated by local businesses and to be eligible to win one of three Grand Prizes - a Kindle Fire, $200 in gift certificates, or an outdoor package worth $200. It will be a cold winter, but that is ok. The grown-ups of Cowlitz County will stay nice and warm because Reading is HOT!

This program has been made possible by generous donations from the Friends of the Longview Library, Longview Library Foundation, Longview Rotary, and Altrusa Longview/Kelso. Thank you for the support.

Weekly Prize List

List of Winners

Week 1

A gift basket from Banda's Bouquets
A gift certificate from Hole-E-Rollers bakery
Coffee from Jumpstart Java
Contest t-shirt designed by Bonemill D-Signs
A Friends of the Longview Library bag
Treasure box handmade by Robert James, Kelso, WA
A Starbucks gift card from Riverview Community Bank

Week 2

DVDs from Square Dog Books, Movies, Music
$20 Gift Card from Sweet Spot
1 Large Pepperoni Pizza from Bruno's
$10 Gift Card from Nipps Burgers
Coffee from Jumpstart Java
Contest t-shirt designed by Bonemill D-Signs
A Friends of the Longview Library bag
Treasure box handmade by Robert James, Kelso, WA
A Starbucks gift card from Riverview Community Bank

Week 3

Framed and Signed Painting by Scott McRae
Coffee from Jumpstart Java
Contest t-shirt designed by Bonemill D-Signs
A Friends of the Longview Library bag
Treasure box handmade by Robert James, Kelso, WA
A Starbucks gift card from Riverview Community Bank

Week 4

Handmade pottery, jewelry, knitting, and journals from the Broadway Gallery
Coffee from Jumpstart Java
Contest t-shirt designed by Bonemill D-Signs
A Friends of the Longview Library bag
Treasure box handmade by Robert James, Kelso, WA
A Starbucks gift card from Riverview Community Bank

Week 5

Travel coffee mug from Jansen Flowers
Coffee and mug from Starbucks
$20 gift certificate to Pet Works
Contest t-shirt designed by Bonemill D-Signs
A Friends of the Longview Library bag
Treasure box handmade by Robert James, Kelso, WA
A Starbucks gift card from Riverview Community Bank

Week 6

Gift Basket from Golden Ladder
$25 Gift Certificate from Golden Ladder
Coffee from Jumpstart Java
Contest t-shirt designed by Bonemill D-Signs
A Friends of the Longview Library bag
Treasure box handmade by Robert James, Kelso, WA
A Starbucks gift card from Riverview Community Bank