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Reading Challenges

Grimes Public Library offers the following reading challenges for children and teens online and in-person.

Book Award Tracking – Track your reading as you work through yearly award nomination lists and submit your vote for your favorite. (Offered online only.) Bridge to Reading Picture Book Award, Iowa Goldfinch Award, Iowa Children’s Choice Award, Iowa Teen Award, Iowa High School Book Award.

Summer Reading 2022

Ongoing Reading Challenges – Motivate your young reader with challenges and prizes anytime of year!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Read one thousand books (any book, or the same book over and over) before your child’s first day of Kindergarten to earn free stickers, books, and their picture in Grimes Living! Track your progress online or with a 1,000 Books folder available at Grimes Public Library.


LevelUP Beginning Reader Challenge

Read 12 books from our EAS (beginning reader) or GRA EAS (graphic beginning reader) collections to earn your own beginning reader book to keep! Track your progress online or on a LevelUP punchcard available at Grimes Public Library.