Frequently Asked Questions
Who can participate in this challenge?
As in previous years, this challenge is for patrons of the Idaho Falls Public Library. This includes patrons in Iona and Swan Valley. Each participant must have his/her own library card. Other book nerds outside of our library district are welcome to follow along and join the discussion in our Facebook group. The completion prize is only available to IFPL patrons.
How quickly can I finish and report?
As quickly as you complete the challenge. Sometimes our staff see completed reading logs as early as February.
How long do I have to sign up?
Registration ends on July 31, 2017.
How do I report completion?
Bring your reading log to the third floor of the Idaho Falls Public Library. Staff at the reference desk will review your log and record your completion.
How do I know if a book counts for a particular category?
If you feel that a book fits a category, then record it in your reading log. If you’re not sure what category to use, ask a librarian or post a question in our Facebook group. And as usual, don’t forget about our recommendations on the bookmarks.
Can I read junior books?
In answer to this question, library staff will tell you to read at your level. Generally speaking, adults and teens are beyond reading levels found in picture books, easy readers, and intermediate fiction. However, at the Idaho Falls Public Library the junior fiction and nonfiction collections overlap heavily with our young adult collection. Many Extreme Book Nerd participants read books from these collections.