Ventress Memorial Library


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Participate two ways!

  • Online - register online on our Beanstack site - click here to register
  • In Person - pick up a print sheet during in-person hours or via curbside pickup

We challenge you to read at least one book you have not read before, but you can read more! From October 1 to December 18, read as many new books as you choose. Challenge yourself by setting a goal for how many books you want to read. While you only need to read one book to complete the challenge, you can log up to 16 books!

Optionally, you can also try our genre challenge - we have one for each age group. Click on the Activity Badges tab to get started. Any book you read counts toward the overall challenge, so be sure to log it!

At the end of the challenge, we will have a drawing for cozy fall goodie bags - one for each age group! Everyone who completes the main challenge by reading at least one book will be eligible to win. Those who complete the genre challenge activity badge (for their age group) will win a free "surprise pick" book to keep.

  • Preschool Challenge - open to kids who have not started kindergarten and their caregivers.
  • Kids Challenge - open to kids in kindergarten to third grade.
  • Tween Challenge - open to tweens in fourth to sixth grade.
  • Teen Challenge - open to teens in seventh to twelfth grade.
  • Adult Challenge - open to all adults ages eighteen and up.


Please keep in mind that, as this is an all ages challenge, any and all books read count! Fiction books, nonfiction books, poetry books, graphic novels, audiobooks, picture books, and more. And being read to counts as well! Read books in your car, in your favorite cozy chair, before falling asleep at night, or anywhere else you prefer is also encouraged.

We hope you fall in love with the feeling of digging into a good book -- if you haven't already. Happy reading.