Reading Challenges

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

This program is for children ages Birth-5 and the goal of the program is to read to your child every day and reach 1,000 books before he/she enters kindergarten!

It’s as easy as reading 1 book a day to reach the goal in 3 years, or reading 3 books a day to reach your goal in 1 year. Whatever your speed, our hope is that you and your child will foster a new love of literature and have fun in doing so!

Ready to get started?

Register at the library and receive a book bag containing program information, a reading log, a literacy calendar, a bookmark, a sticker, a coloring sheet, and a book to get you and your child started.

Or use Beanstack to register and start logging your books online or get the Beanstack Tracker app.

Every time your child completes 100 books, they can come in for a milestone sticker and a new log! A picture will be taken and posted on our Facebook page at each 100, 500, 800, and 1,000 Milestone!

Woodward Reads: Adult Reading Challenge

Join our annual adult reading challenge, Woodward Reads! Each month, you'll be challenged to read one book (or audiobook) that fits a theme. Read and log your book to be entered into monthly gift card drawings. Complete the whole year? You will be entered into an end of the year prize drawing!

How does it work?

    1. Select and read a book (or audiobook) that fits each month's theme.
    2. Log your book with Beanstack or a bookmark log (available at the library) by the end of the month.

Register online with Beanstack, the Beanstack Tracker app, or pick up a paper reading log at the library to join the challenge.

Check out the details for Woodward Reads 2024.

The Rules

The challenge can be joined at any point in the year. Participants will receive one drawing entry per theme month upon submitting their reading log. Reading logs for previous months will be accepted throughout the year. Participants must complete every month to be eligible for the end of prize drawing. Must be +18 to participate.