Every summer we invite you to take part in our Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge, opens a new window by reading a certain number of minutes and getting prizes at various levels. We hope you have accepted our challenge and that it motivates you (and your friends and family) to read more this summer. Did you know that there are all kinds of reading challenges out there that you can participate in that could help nudge you towards your minute goals AND maybe even be fun? Here are a few you can try:
- Friends and Family: Organize your own challenge with your family and friends. You could take turns reading everyone’s favorite book. Maybe even make it a race to see who can finish first.
- TLA List: You could pick one of the Texas Library Associations many lists, opens a new window and try to read all the books on the list by the end of summer.
- Online Challenge: There are a million (at least) reading challenges out there. Do a quick search and find one that looks fun to you. Here’s a site with suggestions for all ages:
Want something really simple? Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Read a book set in another country
- Read a book published the year you were born
- Ask a librarian to recommend their favorite book
- Go to the Library’s website, opens a new window and under “Explore” pick a book from one of the various lists you can find under “Recommendations”
So pick a challenge and get started! Don’t forget to register, opens a new window and log your minutes to earn some fun rewards too. We look forward to seeing you this summer at the Library!