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? Not really if you think about it. If you read just one book a night, you'll have read 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around five years of age, you have more time than you think!
Visit the youth area anytime to pick up a booklet. This is a work at your own pace program. Prizes will be awarded to participants when they reach 500 and 1,000 books.
Looking for something to do while it's cold outside? Try our Winter Reading Challenge. Complete five of the activities for a chance to win one of ten $20 Buffalo Bucks prizes. Buffalo Bucks may be used like a gift card at any business in Kearney or anywhere in Buffalo County. This event is for youth ages 0-18. Youth may complete one challenge sheet during the contest period (December 15 – January 15).
Chill Out & Read! forms will be available in the Youth and Teen departments or found on our website. The deadline to return the entry form is 5:00 PM on Saturday, January 15, 2022.