"12 to Try" Reading Challenge Begins

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Shake up your shelf, try something new, and earn a prize!

To complete the challenge, read a book from each of the 12 categories listed by August 31, 2024. There's also a small prize for reading 6 books and making it halfway through the challenge.

Read your way

Read your books in any order and any format: books, e-books, audiobooks, graphic novels, etc. 

Complete the challenge as quickly as you like, or take it slow and spread it out over the year.

Get fresh ideas

Each month, we’ll feature several books from one of the themes to help you choose a great read. 

Follow the Library on Facebook or Instagram or visit the book displays on the second floor for recommendations. 

Track your progress on paper or online

To track online, visit amespubliclibrary.beanstack.org or download the Beanstack app.

To track on paper, pick up a reading challenge sheet at the Library's Adult Services Desk or Bookmobile.

Pick up your prizes at the Library’s Adult Services Desk or the Bookmobile by 5:30pm on August 31, 2024.

Sponsored by the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation

Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.