Idaho Teen Reading Challenge
8 Books. 7 Months. 1 State.
The Idaho Teen Reading Challenge is a chance for school and public libraries to challenge teens to read books outside of their comfort zone. Here’s how it works:
- During the months of October – April, teens (ages 12-19) are challenged to read 8 books in each of the following categories:
- Graphic Novel
- A Book Recommended by a Friend
- #OwnVoices Book
- Free Choice (pick any book they want)
- A Book that Keeps You Up at Night
- A Classic
- A Memoir/Biography
- A Re-Read
- Teens track the title and author of each book on their tracking sheet. As teens complete each category, they will receive a punch on a space on the bookmark and collect a button from the Mountain Home Public Library.
- When a teen has completed the entire challenge, they will need to fill out a form using the QR code on the tracking form or bookmark to let the Idaho Commissions for Libraries know who they are, what library they use, and what books they read in each category.
- In May, the Idaho Commission for Libraries will contact the libraries with the list of teens from their library who completed the challenge and the teen will be put into a drawing for 1 of 3 $100 gift cards. The Mountain Home Public Library will also do a gift basket raffle for our local teens who completed the challenge.
That’s it! Hopefully, this will be a fun way to encourage our teens to discover books they love.