OPL librarians present a series of reading challenges to help you stretch beyond your reading comfort zone. Tackle these challenges in order or mix it up; take on one each month, or knock them out on your own timeline! OPL librarians have suggested titles below to fit the challenges, though you are welcome to choose any books that fit the challenge criteria.
|Read a book in one sitting||Blogopens a new window | Titles | Digital Titlesopens a new window|
|Read a book made into a movie or TV show||Blogopens a new window | Titles | Digital Titlesopens a new window|
|Read a book by a Nebraska author||Blogopens a new window | Titles| Digital Titlesopens a new window|
|Read a book from OPL’s 2019 Top Shelf||Blogopens a new window | Titlesopens a new window | Digital Titlesopens a new window|
|Read an “own voices” book||Blogopens a new window | Titles | Digital Titlesopens a new window|
|Listen to a book||Blogopens a new window | Titles|
|Read a fantasy, myth or fairy tale||Blogopens a new window | Titles|
|Read a book in translation||Blogopens a new window | Titles|
|Read the 2020 Omaha Reads book
(announced in August)
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|Read a book by a nonbinary or LGBTQ+ author||Blogopens a new window | Titles|
|Read a classic that’s new to you||Blogopens a new window | Titles|
|Read a nonfiction graphic novel||Blogopens a new window | Titles|
How it works:
- Read or listen to a book for each of the 12 challenges.
- Track your reading in your Reading Challenge notebook (available at branches while supplies last), this printable formopens a new window or submit onlineopens a new window.
- Starting April 1, 2020, turn in your completed log sheet at your local library (when we are open again) or finish the online challengeopens a new window by December 31, 2020, to earn a button and be entered in a prize drawing for literary-themed merchandise.
If you have any questions about the 2020 Reading Challenge, contact Melanie.