For All Ages
From birth-adults
Our annual Winter Read is back! From Dec. 27-Feb. 27, everyone in the family can join this challenge. It's easy: Set a reading goal.  Read books. Win prizes. All books logged during the month of January count for a national program, where you can win additional prizes. Just for kids and teens who participate in the Winter Read: If there are fines on a youth card, we can help. Those under the age of 18, who present their Winter Read book log to the Checkout Desk before Wednesday, Jan. 27, will get their fines cleared.  Note: We are only able to remove fines, not the replacement cost of lost items.

For All Ages
From birth-adults
Read Woke is a movement that everyone can join.  

It is a feeling. It is a style. It is a form of education. It is a call to action; it is our right as lifelong learners. It means arming yourself with knowledge in order to better protect your rights. Choose and read diverse books from 10 different categories for kids, teens, and adults. This is an ongoing challenge, so start it at any time, and complete it at your own pace. 


For birth-one year
Baby Book Bees
Sponsored by the Lawrence Family, Baby Book Bees encourages parents to start reading to their children from day one. Baby Book Bees is the first step in your child’s journey to read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Don’t want to use Beanstack? Download the Book log.

For Grades K-3
Monarch Challenge
The Monarch encourages children grades K-3 to read critically and become familiar with children's books, authors, and illustrators. Don’t want to use Beanstack? Download the Monarch book log.

For Grades 3-5
Bluestem Challenge
Bluestem books are designed for students in grades 3-5 who are ready for longer titles than found on the Monarch list, but not quite ready for the sophistication of some of the Rebecca Caudill titles. Don’t want to use Beanstack? Download the Bluestem book log.

For Grades 4-8
Caudill Challenge
Rebecca Caudill books are for grades 4-8. Don’t want to use Beanstack? Download the Rebecca Caudill book log

For Grades 7-12
Lincoln Challenge
The intent of this award is to encourage teens to read for pleasure and to foster a life-long appreciation of reading. There are 20 books on the list, and earn a prize for reading five. The prize: a book from the list to keep for your personal collection.

Antiracist Reading Challenge
Are you willing to put in the effort required to work towards antiracism? Read 5 of the 30 books and engage in activity prompts to earn digital badges and your own copy of one of the books listed in the challenge.