Are you up for the challenge? No matter your age, we’ve got a reading challenge ready to go. Anytime from June 1–July 31, you can pick up challenge sheets at the library, the bookmobile, via curbside pickup, or print them from home using the options below. Remember to turn in your reading challenge sheet no later than 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 31 if you want to have a chance to win a grand prize!
Teen: Entering Grades 6–12
Youth: Birth–Entering Grade 5
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless! The goal is to read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? If you read just one book a night, you'll have read 365 books in a year. That's 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at five years of age, you have more time than you think!
This program is based upon evidence that the more children (ages 0–5) hear books read to them, the more prepared they'll be to learn and enjoy reading upon reaching kindergarten.
Pick up a reading log booklet in the youth department.
Prizes will be awarded to participants when they reach 500 and 1,000 books.