Keep up with our latest reading challenges. Some are offered year-round while others are seasonal.

100 Books Before High School

We’re challenging all grade school students to read 100 books before high school! Participate by signing up via Beanstack, picking up a paper log from any PPL location, or printing a form from our website. For every 25 books you log, you’ll receive a prize! Grades K to 8.

Download the reading log below:

100 Books Before High School Reading Log

 

 

Banned Books Bingo

SEPTEMBER- Celebrate Banned Books Week (Sept 19-25) all month with Banned Books Bingo! Pick up a bingo card for your age group at any branch, and submit your completed bingo for a participation prize and a chance to win a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card.

Banned Books Bingo for Children
Banned Books Bingo for Teens
Banned Books Bingo for Adults

Horror Bingo

SEPTEMBER 15 to OCTOBER 31 – Get ready for Halloween with two different horror themed Bingo games! Choose the book or the movie option, or both! You can pick up a Bingo card at the Lakeview or North Branches or print one from our website. One lucky Bingo winner at each location will receive a gift card to Barnes and Noble! Adults only.

Horror Bingo Book Edition
Horror Bingo Movie Edition

The Caudill Club

The Caudill Club is for kids who want to read and vote on a winner for the Rebecca Caudill Award. The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award is an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades four through eight in participating Illinois schools and libraries. The award is named in honor of Rebecca Caudill who lived and wrote in Illinois for nearly 50 years. Pick up your reading log and instructions from any location or click the link below to print from home. Voting ballots may be turned in to any location. Grades 4th to 8th.

The main purposes of the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award are:
• To foster a love of reading for personal enjoyment and satisfaction in children and young adults.
• To promote outstanding literature for children and young adults throughout the state of Illinois.
• To foster cooperation between Illinois agencies that provide education and library services to children and young adults.

You can pick up the reading log at any PPL location, download it below or do it virtually via Beanstack. (Click on Beanstack to link directly.)

Caudill Reading Log

The Monarch Club 

The Monarch Club is for kids who want to read and vote on a winner for the Monarch Award. This award is designed to encourage Illinois students to read critically and to become familiar with children’s books, authors and illustrators.

The award is named in honor of the Illinois state insect. The winner of the Monarch Award is chosen by students who have voted for their favorite book after reading at least 3 of the books on that year’s nominated list.

Pick up the reading log at any PPL locatoin or print the current book list and reading log from home (click on below link) or do the challenge virtually via Beanstack. (Click on Beanstack to link directly)  Voting ballots may be turned in to any location. Grades K to 3rd.

Monarch Reading Log