Spring has sprung and we’ve got a challenge for you. Take advantage of the warming weather, fresh air, and the cool stuff happening at the library this season to complete our Spring Reading Challenge. Learn about baby animals, read a book about a pencil, donut, or other inanimate object, get cozy on a blanket in the sun, and more. Print the challenge and check off each activity, then bring it to the Children’s Desk to get a cool Spring Reading Challenge pin. We’ve included some books below to help you get started. The CPL Kids Spring Reading Challenge runs from April 1, 2022 to May 31, 2022.
- Read a book with a green cover
- Read a book with an inanimate object as the main character
- Write your own story about a bug or a worm
- Tell a librarian about a book you read
- Read your favorite book to a tree in your neighborhood
- Read a wordless picture book with a friend and take turns telling the story
- Ready a book about a baby animal
- Visit the "Telling a People's Story" exhibit at the library from April 23-May 25
- Read a book outside on a blanket
- Read a "Read Across America" book for one of the spring months
Spring has sprung—enjoy the fresh grass, flower buds and the smell of rain and worms. We've compiled a list of books with a green cover to help you celebrate the coming of spring. Read any of the books below or find your own title with a green cover.
Do you love a funny hot dog? How about a feisty doughnut? Maybe rock, paper, and scissors warriors are more your thing. Or a grumpy truck? Check out these books featuring inanimate objects come to life.
Wordless books use illustrations to tell a story instead of words. This means you get to make up your own story to go along with the pictures. Look at the illustrations and make up your own words for each page. Wordless picture books are fun to read over and over again because the story can change each time you read it.
Is there anything cuter than a baby animal? These titles include pictures and facts about different kinds of animal babies.
Read Across America is a national celebration of reading started by the National Education Association (NEA) in 1998 that aims to get (and keep) children and teens reading. This year’s theme is Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers. There is room in our community for all readers and research has shown that representation matters. Check out these diverse titles from our picture book, middle grade, and young adult collections. Looking for more titles? Take a look at Read Across America's full list of books for the year.