Join SLPL's 2023 Adult Reading Challenge. Each month, complete the two reading challenges listed below to advance to the next month. Sign up online or stop by any location to pick up a reading log to track your progress. Once completed, return your reading log to any SLPL location.
START A NEW CHALLENGE
Challenge 1: New Year, New Genre. Read a genre you do
not typically read.
Challenge 2: Read an author’s debut book.
Challenge 3: Read a book on empowerment.
Challenge 4: Great Backyard Bird Count: Read a bird-
Challenge 5: Explore a new hobby, art or craft.
Challenge 6: Get your groove on! Read a book with a
Challenge 7: April Fool’s Day- Read a comedy!
Challenge 8: Read a book on gardens and gardening.
Challenge 9: May the 4th be with you! Read a book with
4 in the title.
Challenge 10: Read a graphic novel or a manga.
GIVE BACK TO READING
Challenge 11: Read a book with an LGBT+ character.
Challenge 12: Read a book that has been made into
Challenge 13: Read a book with a summer theme.
Challenge 14: Read a thriller by an author of color.
Challenge 15: Read a book with a dog theme for National
Challenge 16: Read a book everyone talks about, but you
have never read.
MASTER THE CHALLENGE
Challenge 17: Read a young adult novel.
Challenge 18: Read a book set in a school or university.
Challenge 19: Read a book with a paranormal theme.
Challenge 20: Read a fairytale retelling.
Challenge 21: Read a book by a Native American Author.
Challenge 22: Read a food-themed novel.
Challenge 23: Read a book about family.
Challenge 24: Read a book about holidays.
Every adult reader who finishes each month’s challenge
will be entered into a random drawing for one of
January: Velocireader Tote Bag
February: Frederick Douglass Shirt
March: Raised by Libraries Shirt
April: Library Card Market Tote Bag
May: LeVar Burton T-shirt
June: Socks (3): Read With Pride, A Word is Power
and Book Nerd Pride
July: Punderdome Game and Princess Leia Bookmark
August: Read Banned Books Long Sleeve Shirt
September: Edgar Allen Poe The Raven Penguin Shirt
October: Library Stamp Tote Bag
November: Composition Notebook Bottle
December: Socks (3): Library Card Yellow, Fight Evil
Read Books and Winter Reading Pastel Cozy
January-May: Every adult reader who finished all the
challenges will be entered into a drawing for an SLPL
June-August: For every adult reader who finished all
the challenges, SLPL will give a child a book for their
September-December: Every adult reader who finished
all the challenges will be invited to an after-hours tour
of Central Library. Date and time to be determined.
SPECIAL GRAND PRIZE
Every adult reader who finished all the challenges will
be entered into a random drawing for one of each of
the monthly prizes.