Reading Challenges

Hallow-Read Around the World (October 1 - 31)

Hallow-Read Around the World Feartured Card

Halloween season is upon us! In the U.S., Halloween is a holiday full of merrymaking, magic, and mischief. Many cultures celebrate life and death through rituals and celebrations with their communities. Learn about the origins and practices of various Halloween-like traditions around the world. Read all month long and complete activities to earn badges.

Sign up today online or via the Beanstack app (for iOS or Android).

For information on registering groups (such as classes or daycares) please send a message to youthservices@wdm.iowa.gov.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten (ongoing)

For parents and children ages 0-6

Read to succeed! The best and the brightest have parents who read to them. Register on our reading challenge website or use the Beanstack app for iOS or Android. Select the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program and track the stories you share with your child. We all know how children love to hear the same stories over and over again, and re-readings are certainly welcome! When you reach 1000 books, come visit us at the Children’s Desk and earn a free book for your home collection.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten animals reading on text

Previous Reading Challenges

Missed one of our previous Reading Challenges?  Revisit the title lists and recommendations via the links below!