This summer, from June 20 - July 31, we are inviting everyone to Read for Your Life in the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge. Reading is a critical skill that enriches your life. Read for learning, enlightenment, relaxation and fun! Readers of all ages can register for the challenge. Participants log all their reading minutes to be eligible to win weekly prizes and to earn a completion award. Participants who complete 15 hours of reading to finish their personal challenge will receive a completion award.
Free kick-off events will be held at each library branch June 20‒25, midway celebration events will be held July 13‒18, and finale events will be held July 27‒29. Special programs will take place at all of the library branches every week throughout the challenge. See the event calendar for the complete list.
In the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge, we had a total of 520,750 minutes of community reading. Our goal is to beat last year’s total! Participants will use Beanstack, available online and as a phone app, to track their reading minutes. Scroll down to download the app for mobile devices.
Outdoor Blanket, Beach Towel, and Sand Castle Book
Workout Planner, Water Bottle, Resistance Bands & Weighted Jump Rope
Bookstand & Taste of Home Cookbook
Hydro Flask Water Bottle, Cooling Towel & Light and Easy Weeknight Cooking Book
Picnic Backpack & The Complete Picnic Cookbook
Table Lamp, Meditation for Beginners Book, Mindfulness Adult Coloring Book, Tea, and Mug with Lid
Past Reading Challenges:
A big thank you to all of our Snuggle time Reading Challenge participants. You read a total of 1,160 books. That’s a lot of snuggles! Congratulations to the readers and congratulations to the listeners! If you logged and completed reading 15 books, please pick up your Keepsake Calendar and stickers and your book to keep. Completion prizes may be picked up from the Grissom, Main Street and Pearl Bailey Library any time they are open from March 1st to March 14th. Yay for you!
Thank you to all who participated in our Black History Reading Challenge. February has been a month of recognizing and celebrating achievement. We want to recognize those who achieved the completion of our Black History Reading Challenge. Thanks to your participation, 21,066 minutes were read! Congratulations to our finishers. You may pick up you completion prize from Grissom, Main Street, or Pear Bailey Library any time they are open from March 1st to March 14th. Don’t forget to mention the winning phrase to the staff, and enjoy your prize!
Ongoing Reading Challenges
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Get ready to learn to love reading with the 1000 books before kindergarten challenge! Just register, log the title of each book, and come to the library along the way for special prizes. There's even a celebration when you finish!