Reading Challenge

Mix up your reading routine and broaden your horizons in 2021! OPL librarians 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 prizes!

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 (available at all 12 OPL locations) and complete the log sheet on the final page. Or print out this log sheet., opens a new window
  3. Starting April 1, 2021, you may submit your entries online, opens a new window or bring in your printed sheet to any OPL branch by December 31, 2021, to receive a pin and to be entered into a drawing for some fun, literary-themed prizes!

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

Join a Reading Challenge Book Club online for a lively discussion of each challenge. Share the books you're reading and get ideas for titles that apply to the different challenge themes. Registration is required.

If you have any questions about the Reading Challenge, contact

2021 Challenge

Read a book with illustrations Blog | Titles
Read a book mentioned on The Book Drop podcast Blog, opens a new window | Titles
Read a book set in Nebraska Blog | Titles
Read a book of poetry or a novel in verse Blog, opens a new window | Titles
Read a book from OPL's 2020 Top Shelf Titles
Read a book about refugees or the immigrant experience Titles
Read a book about animals Titles
Read a book by or about a person you'd like to meet Titles
Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged Titles
Read a book told from multiple points of view Titles
Read a book by a Native, First Nations or Indigenous author Titles
Read a book that won an award Titles

Suggested books for kids | Suggested books for teens

Past Challenges

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