Here's How it Works: 

The Friends of the Sharon Public Library invite you to celebrate February vacation week by exploring new lands, places, and cultures from your own home!  

  1. Read a book about a place you would love to visit or want to visit again

  2. Then, be creative and celebrate your book and staycation destination! ​ Some suggestions are:

    *  Take a photograph celebrating this place and the book.​ Photos can be reading the book, making a culinary dish typical to the place, visiting an important spot, dressing up in local attire, etc.  Draw a picture, create a collage, anything crafty, artistic, etc. and send a photo of it and the book!  

    *  Or write a description of the book and place. Descriptions can be what you love about your place and/or the book.

  3. Submit your photograph and description here to be entered to win a gift card.  Note: Entries do not have to be publicly shared.

    Feel free to share your photos on social media, as well!  Use #FOLstaycationcelebration.  

    To be entered to win a gift card, you must submit your photograph and description
     here between
    February 1st and February 20th.


  • Nine raffle winners will receive a gift card to a local restaurant in Sharon, including Crescent Ridge, Pizza Market, Ward's Berry Farm, Griddle & Grill and Stone L'Oven Pizza Co.

  • Winners will be announced  on February 23. 

Submission Rules: 

  1. If the person submitting photograph is under 18 years of age, a parent (guardian) consent is required and is part of the submission form.

  2. Submissions can be photos or descriptions of your book. Entries do not have to be publicly shared to be entered.

  3. You may enter only once. All entries have an equal chance of winning.

  4. Gift cards are valued from $10-$25 from local Sharon eateries and restaurants.

  5. Nine winners will be selected to win gift cards. 

  6. Winner will be selected on February 23, 2021 at the conclusion of our event and notified via email.  Submit your entries as early as February 1st but must be received by February 20th

  7. Gift cards cannot be exchanged for cash value or another prize. Winner is responsible for all associated fees/taxes, where applicable.

  8. Staff of Sharon Library and Board members of The Friends of the Sharon Public Library (FOSPL) and their family members are not eligible to win a prize.​

Contact with questions or more information.

Prizes are from these eateries​​:

Searching for book ideas?

​Search the library online resources:

The online card catalog

In the search fields at the top of the page....

  • in the first drop-down box, choose "Sharon"
  • In the next drop-down box, where it says "All Fields", choose a Subject.
  • Then put in your search factors (left column).

Library database​

(The Patron ID is your SPL library card number)

Thank you for Participating in Staycation Celebration​


​​Staying safe at home for February 2021 vacation?  Perfect!  

Celebrate your favorite book & place and enter to win a gift card to a local eatery!

 Enter February 1st through February 20th!  Winners announced February 23.