Amazing Book Challenge 2022

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Join the 2022 Amazing Book Challenge!

The Amazing Book Challenge encourages readers to broaden their reading interests by discovering new subjects, series or authors, something they may not have read on their own. There are twelve new themes, one for each month, for 2022.

Read or listen to one book from the month’s theme to receive a small monthly prize. Read or listen to a book from all 12 themes by December 31, 2022 to be entered into an end of the year drawing.

!  If you've already created an account in Beanstack when signing up your kids for the Winter Reading Program, you can use the same account to login and create a reader for yourself.
Monthly Book List Themes

Themed book lists will be provided at the beginning of each month.

MonthThemeBook List
JanuaryClassicView
FebruaryWild About AnimalsView
MarchBiography or MemoirView
AprilPoetryView
MayRead GreenView
JuneRefugee or Immigrant ExperienceView
JulyAmerican RevolutionView
AugustAuthor's Debut NovelComing Soon
SeptemberBanned BooksComing Soon
OctoberDystopian ReadsComing Soon
NovemberNative American ReadsComing Soon
DecemberReading in IllinoisComing Soon
Details
  • No library card is required. Register for the program by visiting any of the three library locations or online.
  • Read or listen to a book with the monthly theme and enter the title and author online.
  • After you have logged your book, visit the library to receive a button or magnet with the theme’s logo.
  • You can join at any time during 2022, just be sure to read from the months you may have missed.
  • Log one title a month to qualify for an entry in an end of the year drawing.
  • The last day to log a title is December 31, 2022. Prizes will be awarded in January 2023.

Looking for last year's challenge? You can find that here.