The Idaho Teen Reading Challenge is a way to encourage teens to read outside of their comfort zone. This year’s categories are Found While Browsing, Judge a Book by its Cover, One-Word Title, Read Before You Stream, Retelling of a Classic, Free Choice, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, True Story, YRCA Nominee, and Your Favorite Genre.
Here’s how it works:
- The reading challenge will run from October to April (7 months). Teens will be challenged to read 8 books, 1 book from 8 of the 10 suggested categories.
- Teens will use a tracking form to keep track of their book titles and a bookmark for the categories.
- As they finish each category, the teen can receive a punch on their bookmark and a button pin or patch from the library.
- When a teen has completed the challenge (all 8 books), they can return their tracking sheet to the library to receive a 2023-2024 Teen Reading Challenge Sticker from the Idaho Commission for Libraries and be entered into a raffle for a gift basket from the library.
- In May, the Idaho Commission for Libraries will select 3 libraries to receive free books to expand their Young Adult collection.
Register at the Mountain Home Public Library to participate in the reading challenge. When you register, you will receive a tracking form, bookmark, reading journal, book tote, and a pin or patch. Check in at the library occasionally to receive a new pin or patch for each category that you complete. When they have completed the entire challenge (all 8 books), turn in your tracking sheet to the front desk to be entered into a chance to win a fun gift basket from the library and a 2023-2024 Idaho Teen Reading Challenge sticker from the Idaho Commission for Libraries. Additionally, the library will be entered into a raffle to receive new books to expand our YA collection.
Click HERE to download the tracking sheet and print from home.
The challenge is completely free for teens ages 12-19.