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Reading Challenges


people readingYou'll want to participate in three all-ages reading challenges every year:

  • Winter Reading Challenge - January
  • Summer Reading Challenge - June & July
  • Fall Reading Challenge - October

Kids birth to Kindergarten get an additional year-round reading challenge – 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Print books, ebooks, audiobooks and graphic novels are part of the Reading Challenges. Our digital collections at Libby and Hoopla are always available and provide immediate access to thousands of great reads. If you want help finding amazing reads, sign up for Browsing Just for You and a librarian will select books for you based on your interests.


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Winter & Fall Challenges

The Winter and Fall Reading Challenges are 1-month challenges that reward everyone who reads 3 books during the month. Prizes available while supplies last.

Participating in the Winter or Fall Challenge is super easy:

  1. Read at least 3 great books during the month
  2. Log your books in Beanstack

Summer Reading Challenge

summer readingTake part in the Summer Reading Challenge in June and July! All ages are welcome. Kids birth to 12 years old earn a prize for every 2 hours of reading (up to 8 hours). Teens and adults will earn two great prizes for reading 6 books in June and July. Prizes available while supplies last.

A trip to the library, gallery, bookmobile or Adventuremobile is a great way to keep brains active and entertained with performers, activities, art and reading.

Learn more about this summer's events.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books1000 Books Before Kindergarten is free and easy. Sign up online through Beanstack or inside the library at the Kids Library desk. Next, read to your child at home, at the library, anywhere. Keep track of the books you read in Beanstack or with a paper log sheet. When you finish reading 100 books visit the Kids Library to receive a special reward. Contact and we will get it ready for you. Your child will continue to receive a special reward for each 100 books read.

Learn more about 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.


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