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Read Books!

Complete Activities!

Earn Prizes!

Available online through our library’s Beanstack website or app.

Paper Log

Available as a paper log.

2024 Reading Challenges

January 1 – November 28

Help Smokey celebrate his 80th birthday by learning how to prevent wildfires and help the environment! Read 3 books on wildfire prevention or the environment and earn 4 activity badges to complete the challenge and earn your prize! Start by taking Smokey’s Pledge. Badges are earned by completing at least one activity in each section. You can select books from Smokey’s Reading List at smokeybear.com, or choose your own.
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January 1-31

Every person has a rich history and unique stories to tell — dive deeper into your own this winter! Explore topics like family, history, and identity while reading Where We Come From, a poetic picture book for all ages written by John Coy, Shannon Gibney, Sun Yung Shin, and Diane Wilson and illustrated by Dion MBD. Log your reading minutes and reflect on your own story — all while earning badges on your virtual bingo card!
From Jan. 1-31, McPherson Public Library is participating in “Where We Come From,” a reading challenge sponsored by Lerner. For logging your minutes read and completing fun activities, you will earn badges that feature some of the beautiful artwork from the book itself. And don’t forget to earn bingo!
The top performing libraries and schools will earn special prizes sponsored by Lerner, including special shout-outs and even signed copies of the book. Happy reading!
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February 1-29

Fall in love with reading this February! Warm your heart with exciting stories all month long, and don’t forget to log your reading to earn new badges throughout the challenge.

February 1-29

Celebrate Black History Month! This month, learn more about Black history, celebrate Black authors and illustrators, and explore Black history through the arts. Log your reading and activities throughout the month to earn badges.

April 1-30

Spring into reading this season! Join us in reading, logging our minutes, and earning some new badges.

May 1-31

We love teachers, and we know you do too! Let’s celebrate our awesome teachers this May. Make your teachers proud and show them your appreciation by logging your reading and completing activities all month long!

Summer 2024

Details coming soon.