The Library’s latest Pinterest Contest, Christmas Books: Past, Present, and Future , is over. But before we settle down for a long winter’s read, we’d like to congratulate Kristi Bond , the winner in the drawing for the grand prize.
Congrats, Kristi! We hope that Santa brings you lots of ebooks to load onto your brand-new Kindle Paperwhite when it arrives later this month. (But if St. Nick doesn’t come through, remember we have lots of ebooks  you can check out for free.)
But even though Kristi was the only one who won the drawing, we hope all our pin-testants feel like winners. Together, our 43 entrants pinned 572 books. Wow. And with our Pinterest librarians Alicia  and Kaite  pinning and repining 112 more books to the Contest Reads  board, that’s a lot of holiday-themed book discussion!
And that’s exactly how we wanted it.
We wanted to encourage you not just to share your favorite reads of Christmases Past, Present, and Future with us for the chance to win a Kindle. We also wanted you to get ideas for what to read yourself.
As contestant Sarah  told us via email:
I may not have won the Kindle, but do you know what? I won something even better — I found 5 more books to put in my reading queue to request from the library! #ReadingIsPrettyMuchTheBestThingEver #ILovePaper
Thanks to all who participated in the contest. As you gear up for the holidays, be sure to follow us on Pinterest , Facebook , and Twitter  for a steady stream of good reads throughout the entire year.
Happy Christmas to all – and to all a good book!
About the Author
Jason Harper  is the web content developer and social media manager at the Kansas City Public Library.