Reading Challenge

The Omaha Public Library (OPL) Reading Challenge is back! OPL staff have created a series of reading challenges to push you outside your reading comfort zone and into new literary realms. Take on one challenge each month or complete them on your own timeline. Finish all 12 to qualify for a prize!

How it works:

  1. Read or listen to a book for each of the 12 challenges.
  2. Track your reading in your Reading Challenge notebook, opens a new window and complete the log sheet on the final page, or download one here, opens a new window.
  3. Starting April 3, 2023, you may submit your entries online or bring in your printed sheet to any OPL branch by December 31, 2023, to receive a pin and to be entered into a drawing for a book store gift card!

As you read through the challenges, share what you’re reading on social media and tag @omahalibrary on FacebookTwitter, opens a new window or Instagram, opens a new window.

If you have any questions about the Reading Challenge, contact readingchallenge@omahalibrary.org.

2023 Challenge

Read a book mentioned on The Book Drop, opens a new window Suggested titles, opens a new window
Read a book about or featuring a real person Suggested titles, opens a new window
Read a book about or featuring LGBTQIA+ history Suggested titles, opens a new window
Read a book about or featuring plants Suggested titles, opens a new window
Read a book about or featuring a movie or TV show Suggested titles, opens a new window
Read a book by a Latine writer Suggested titles, opens a new window
Read a book about or featuring friendship Suggested titles, opens a new window
Read a book about or featuring mental health Suggested titles, opens a new window
Read a book about or featuring music Suggested titles, opens a new window
Read a book from OPL's Top Shelf, opens a new window lists Suggested titles, opens a new window
Read a book by a Black writer Suggested titles, opens a new window
Read a book about or featuring food Suggested titles, opens a new window

Suggested titles for kids, opens a new window | Suggested titles for teens, opens a new window

Past Challenges

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