The Davenport Library Online Reading Challenge continues in 2017! This year we’re going to travel the world but don’t worry about buying plane tickets or packing a bag – we’re going to explore the globe through the magic of books!
Just like last year, the Reading Challenge is very low-pressure with an emphasis on discovering books and authors you may not have tried yet. You can participate every month, or only the months that interest you. Remember – there are no Library Police that will come knocking on your door if you fail to finish a book each month! Read for fun, for discovery, to learn something new – kind of like travel which opens your eyes to cultures and sights beyond your own backyard.
Unlike last year, we’re going to include non-fiction (great for history buffs), movies and music as part of a well-rounded experience. You can read a book or listen to it on audio, watch a movie or delve into the music of the culture or any combination of these. All without leaving your home! (Well, you might want to plan a trip to the library to pick up your books and movies!)
There are bookmarks available at each library location with the list of places we’re going to “visit”, and we hope to have some free printables for you over the course of the year – more bookmarks, a reading journal, inspirational quotes, etc. Watch the blog for updates.
Here’s the lineup for 2017:
January – Rome
February – Seattle
March – Japan
April – Paris
May – Kenya
June – San Francisco
July – Alaska
August – Texas/American Southwest
September – London
October – China
November – St Petersburg/Leningrad
December – New York City
Looks like fun, doesn’t it? So grab your passport (um, library card!) and join us in 2017!