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2024 Adult Reading Challenge

Sat, June 1Sat, August 31 | OPEN HOURS

Are You Up for the Challenge?

Join us for the summer season of the Adult Reading Challenge! Bookmarks with 10 reading prompts will be available at all KPL locations. Or, download and print a bookmark here.

Read a book of your choice for 3 of the 10 prompts listed below to earn a prize. If you need inspiration, check out the collections hyperlinked in the reading prompts below. After you’ve read three or more books from the challenge, claim your prize by either:

  • Filling out your bookmark and bring it to any branch to trade it in for your prize, or
  • Fill out the online form then come into any branch to claim your prize.


Each quarter (winter, spring, summer, and fall) will feature a custom seasonal pin design. Collect all four and show them off for bragging rights! Readers can also win a custom KPL journal to write down their thoughts about each book.

Prizes can be claimed at any KPL location at branch circulation desks or the reference desk on the 1st floor of Central Library beginning June 20th.

Reading Prompts

  1. A book that has been “banned”
  2. A travel memoir
  3. A book set on an island
  4. A book published in 2024
  5. A book by a Nigerian author
  6. A book about climate change
  7. A book in the “romantasy” genre
  8. A book with “summer” in the title
  9. A coming-of-age novel
  10. A book featured in a KPL book group:
    1. Reading Race
    2. Page Turners
    3. Classics Revisited
    4. No Shelf Control

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