Reading Challenges

Summer Escape 2021 (May 17 - August 24, 2021)

Summer Escape 2021

Join us for our 2021 Summer Escape at the library from May 17 – August 24!

This year we are expanding our traditional reading program to include a series of fun "escapes" for all ages. This year, our reading and learning efforts will work together to earn food for our new animal neighbors at Furry Friends Refuge! For each completed reading log, the Library will donate one pound of pet food courtesy of Iowa Pet Foods.

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!