2021 Cold Turkey Plunge - Plunge Your Way

2021 marks the 20th year that brave souls take the plunge to benefit the Weezie Library for Children. Like last year, this year will be virtual but the goal remains the same, to provide the funding necessary for the Weezie Library for Children to offer FREE, year-round access to programs, services and materials to all library users.

When: Take the plunge anytime between November 1 and November 30!

Where: Anywhere as long as it is outdoors!

Registration will take place completely online this year.

Why Virtual?

Due to the safety of our plungers, state and town restrictions on gatherings, and health concerns caused by COVID-19, we are unable to proceed with an in person event. Though we aren’t able to gather in person, the funds raised from this annual fundraiser are vital to our mission and enable Weezie Library for Children to continue offering free programs, materials and services all year long.

A virtual plunge allows you to participate how, when and where you want! Don’t have access to open water? Plunge from your backyard! Fundraise from your couch! Busy cooking Thanksgiving morning, take the plunge ahead of time! We are so thankful for your support and are excited to see the creativity and fun that a plunge allows for!

All proceeds benefit the Nantucket Atheneum Weezie Library for Children, the island’s public library, which relies on the support of donors for 75% of their operating budget. Funds raised from the Cold Turkey Plunge make it possible to host over 500 free programs and services for Weezie patrons each year.


Prizes will be awarded to this year's participants in the following categories!

1. Furthest From Nantucket
2. Top Three Fundraisers
3. Most Creative Venue/Style
4. Most Spiritied - Costumes encouraged!

Photo Contest

Post your photos with the hashtag #ackturkeyplunge #plungedayyourway for a chance to win one of the above prize categories!
Tag @nantucketatheneum , they will be sharing and reposting photos throughout the month of November!

Challenge friends & families

Once you’ve #PlungeDayYourWay, tag three friends or family members in your social media photo and challenge them to take the plunge!

For more information including tips, FAQs and registrations see below.

Information and registration

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