May 1 - 31 | Children + Teens + Adults
Get back to nature and get your hands dirty with our gardening tips, tricks, activities and of course reading lists by doing the Octopus’s Garden challenge this month! There is a take & make activity for participants and one last chance to win $100 Downtown Dollars!
April 1 - 30 | Teens + Adults
Come Together this April in a variety of virtual ways! Join us on Beanstack for some friendly rivalry, a bookless bookclub, Earth Day activities, a new Community Dialogue and of course reading lists, all to encourage and celebrate the many ways we can come together, even while still apart. $100 Downtown Dollars to be won!
2021 READING CHALLENGE
January 1 – December 31 | All Ages
Can you rise to the challenge to keep reading all year long? Studies show that just six minutes of reading decreases blood pressure, lowers heart rate, and reduces stress by up to 68%. Just imagine if you read 100 books! Join fellow readers for a chance to earn badges all year long!
LITTLE READERS IN TRAINING
October 1 - June 30 | Children
Read, learn, explore, grow together. As your child's first and best teacher, it's important to incorporate shared reading into your daily activities. It's easy - complete activities, read together, and earn badges, all while training your little one to fall in love with reading.
Ongoing | Ages 9 - 109
Breathe in. Breathe out. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
Mindfulness is an important skill for all of us to learn, no matter our age. Whether you are just starting your journey or already working on daily mindfulness, this challenge provides easy ways to incorporate self-care into your day.
Many thanks to local mindfulness consultant, Mike Masse, for providing guided meditations.
BOOK A DAY
Ongoing | Children
Make reading a daily habit. By reading even 15 minutes a day, young readers gain confidence, acquire new knowledge, and discover a lifelong love of reading. With this challenge, children can log daily reading minutes to earn great badges.
1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN
Ongoing | Children
1000 books. 1000 moments. 1000 memories.
Did you know that daily reading increases vocabulary, develops language skills, and deepens the bond between you and your child? Read a book - any book at all - with your little one and record it to earn badges for this challenge.