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

Winter Reading Challenge

From January 1 to February 28, Peoria Public Library is participating in Beanstack’s Fifth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group. “Read for a Better World” encourages readers of all ages to explore diversity, empathy, and action through literature. Our community has unlimited access to Lerner’s “Read for a Better World” themed books for the month of January through the challenge activities!

Cozy up with some new reads to complete the Winter Reading Challenge. Earn 4 badges to complete the challenge. Read at least 2 books, and earn your other badges by either reading more books or completing activities.

Thousands of libraries and schools across the nation are encouraging their communities to read a target number of minutes and books. Top-performing libraries and schools will earn prizes from Lerner Publishing Group, including book collections, signed books, and virtual author visits.

Happy reading, Peoria!

Create your free account via Beanstack here: https://peoriapubliclibrary.beanstack.org/reader365

Winter Reading Log Ages 0-5
Winter Reading Log Ages 6-99+

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

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