The new year is here and with that comes all kinds of opportunities for learning, new ideas, creativity and more here at your Rice Lake Public Library. This week is the beginning of our Adult/Teen and Family Winter Reading Programs. Adults and Teens are encouraged, but not limited to, take part in a Shakespeare inspired reading challenge. When you read, watch, or listen to materials inspired by Shakespeare, and do a review of it, you will receive two punches on your punch card. For all other materials, un-Shakespeare related, you can get one punch. Punches will be tallied up and counted as entries for a final drawing in March. Stop in for more information! Families are invited to pick up a reading log. Read 25 books or 25 chapters. Return your log to the library to receive a free book and a character button.