2021 Reading Challenges

It’s the start of a new year and we’re saying hello to three new reading challenges.

Each challenge asks that you read 12 books over the course of the year (36 books if you choose to complete all three challenges). We have paper challenge slips in the library’s lobby and the adult category-based reading challenge is also available for participation on Beanstack.

Click on the reading challenge to open a printable version.


2020 12 book reading challenge SM (1)

Participants who join this category-based reading challenge on Beanstack, log their reading, and complete the challenge by the end of December will be entered into a drawing to win a prize.


Everyone Has Read It Except Me 2021 (2)

In the Everyone Has Read it Except Me! challenge, choose one book each month, choosing from the five choices, to make your own reading challenge.


2021 YA Reading Challenge (1)

Our new Young Adult challenge asks you to choose one book each month from the choices given.

Happy reading!

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Star Wars Reading Challenge

Try out our new reading challenge on Beanstack, perfect for all ages!


Can you become a Jedi Master? Read 20 minutes a day (and log it in the challenge on Beanstack) to work your way up from Youngling to Jedi Master!

Remember – with books, the Force will be with you. Always.

This challenge runs from October 1 – October 31st.

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Fairy Tale Retellings to Read all Year

Summer Reading may be over, but that doesn’t mean you need to leave the fairy tales behind! We love reading these fun, imaginative fairy tale adaptations all year long, and we think you will too.

Click on the cover or the title to see the book in our catalog.


The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Adaptation of the Russian fairy tale of Vasilisa the Beautiful


Beauty by Sarah Pinborough
Adaptation of Sleeping Beauty


Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
Adaptation of Snow White


Cinder by Melissa Meyer
Adaptation of Cinderella


A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
Adaptation of Beauty and the Beast


Cursed by Thomas Wheeler
Adaptation of The Lady of the Lake, a King Arthur myth


Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
Adaptation of The Six Swans


Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente
Adaptation of the Russian myth of Marya Morevena


Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
Adaptation of The Frog Prince


Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Adaptation of Cinderella


Gingerbread by Helen Oeyemi
Adaptation of Hansel & Gretel


The Girl in Red by Christina Henry
Adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood


Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Adaptation of Cinderella with Mayan myths and legends


Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Adaptation of Alice in Wonderland


Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Adaptation of Antigone


Hunted by Meagan Spooner
Adaptation of Beauty and the Beast


The Magnolia Sword by Sherry Thomas
Adaptation of Mulan


The Mere Wife by Maria Headley
Adaptation of Beowulf


Sea Witch by Sarah Henning
Adaptation of The Little Mermaid


The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
Adaptation of several Hindu myths including: Savitri and Satyavan, Shiva and Parvati, the Ramayana, Shakuntula, and Narasimha


A Thousand Beginnings and Endings: 16 Retellings of Asian Myths and Legends


A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan
Adaptation of Midas


Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
Adaptation of the Russian myth of Valissa the Beautiful


Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett
Adaptation of Cinderella

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