The Gift of Reading: Jolabokaflod

- Available for pick-up on Monday, December 20 through December 22 during library hours.

Imagine this: It's Christmas Eve and after receiving a brand-new book from your family, you cozy up in your favorite reading nook or in front of the fire with a mug of hot cocoa and spend the rest of the evening reading. That's exactly how Icelandic people celebrate Christmas each year. This tradition is known as Jolabokaflod, which translates roughly to "Christmas book flood" in English. Park Forest Public Library is getting in the Jolabokaflod spirit once again this year!

Patrons who register for this event can come in a pick out a free, brand-new book of their choosing from our available selection. In addition to a new book, participants will also receive hot cocoa packets to make & enjoy while reading! Registration for this event is required! Sign up today online or call Kaitlyn at (708) 748-3731 ext. 17. This event is geared towards adults 18 and over.


Registration will open on November 22.


Interested in learning more about Jolabokaflod? Click here to learn more about the history of this Icelandic tradition!