January 2 to December 19, 2020
This challenge requires that kids:
- Be independent readers under age 13.
- Not be participating in Extreme Book Nerd for Teens.
- Register through Beanstack.
- Have their own library cards.
- Read 25 books from 26 categories (skip one category).
- Read books with more than 100 pages.
- Read books from the junior fiction or nonfiction collection (or higher).
- Record titles and authors on their Beanstack reading log.
- Only count books read during the challenge dates.
- Finish by December 19, 2020.
This year, you log your reading through our Beanstack profile. If you want to track your reading on paper until you are ready to update Beanstack, you can pick up a reading log at the children’s desk.
The 2020 prize is a special lunch box. Details TBA.
Adult & Teen Challenges
The library also offers an Extreme Book Nerd challenge for adults and teens:
Choose 25 of the following categories:
- A book you’ve never read before
- A book that was made into a movie
- A nonfiction book (not a auto/biography)
- A book from a library display
- A book with a color in the title
- A mystery
- A book set in the future
- A book by an author of color
- A book featuring royalty
- A book with one of the 50 United States in the title
- A historical fiction book
- A book with a yellow cover
- A book that take place during your favorite season
- A book one of your friends likes
- A book that takes place in another country
- A book published in 2019
- A book written in verse
- A wild card book (pick up your category at the children’s desk)
- A book that features mythology
- The first book in a series
- A book older than you (published before you were born)
- A book recommended by an IFPL librarian
- A book by your favorite author
- A banned or challenged book
- A Newbery honor or winner
- A book by an author whose last name starts with the same letter as yours