Great Reading Challenge 2017

The 2nd Annual Great Reading Challenge of 2017 has begun! This year, you will find over 200 categories to choose from! To be considered "a winner" of the challenge, you only need to complete 18 books in the 2017 calendar year. But if you want to really stretch yourself, you can read over a hundred books and become a "Diamond Winner". (Sorry folks, no real diamonds to give out!) This reading challenge is open to adults 18+.

The RULES and GOALS of GRC 2017:

1.)    This reading challenge is open to Adults 18+.

2.)    Please sign up at the Reference/Recommendations Desk or on our website.

3.)    Track your own reading for the year in book log.

4.)    Read. Lots of books in lots of different categories.

5.)    You can listen to books on audio, read eBooks, read titles in graphic novel format, read middle grade and young adult titles too. Just  make sure they are appropriately long, 100+ pages usually. Just use your best judgment.

6.)    Speaking of your good judgment, we won’t be picky about rule following. If you can make a case to yourself about why a certain book fits in a certain category, we’ll believe you. It is all about the reading, after all.

7.)    You set your own goals this year for the GRC, while you track your own books. We hope this will make keeping things organized a bit easier and avoid duplicating categories.  I highly advise you make a copy or keep your “books read” listed in a second spot, in case this form disappears.

8.)    Reading goal levels are listed below:

BRONZE LEVEL: READ 18-29 BOOKS

SILVER LEVEL: READ 30-49 BOOKS

GOLD LEVEL: READ 50-79 BOOKS

PLATINUM LEVEL: READ 80-99 BOOKS

DIAMOND LEVEL: READ 100+ BOOKS

Awards for reading levels will be determined at the end of 2017. You will be able to turn log books in at the end of the year. We will have another GRC party and any awards or prizes will be given out at that time. The GRC has officially separated from the Adult Summer Reading program, so you can look forward to participating in both this year! We hope you have fun! Keep visiting us at the library and on Facebook/Twitter. We will have GRC events throughout the year. Stay tuned!

Come visit us at the Recommendations Desk or Reference Desk for more information, or call us at 563-589-4225.

Click here to register for the GRC 2017.

Click here to get a Book Log packet.



Happy Reading!