Through March 31! For ages 11+

Read and log two books or audiobooks on Beanstack to receive a delightful snowflake bookmark with a silver finish and an ice-blue tassel. For each additional two books read, earn an entry into a raffle for a warm and yummy winter beverage at Red Bank Coffeehouse (in the form of a $5 gift certificate). Ten gift certificates will be awarded. Earn up to 12 entries. The challenge runs Jan. 4 through March 31, and is for readers 11 and older.

October 2020-December 2021

Woke (slang): Aware of and actively attentive to important facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice) —Merriam-Webster

What is Read Woke? It’s a feeling. A form of education. A call to action, and our right as lifelong learners. It means arming yourself with knowledge to better protect your rights. Learning about others so you treat people with respect and dignity, no matter their religion, race, creed, or color. —Cicely Lewis

The Read Woke movement was created by Cicely Lewis, School Library Journal 2020 Librarian of the Year. To be included as suggested titles, the books must:

  • Challenge a social norm
  • Give voice to the voiceless
  • Provide information about a group that has been disenfranchised
  • Seek to challenge the status quo
  • Have a protagonist from an underrepresented or oppressed group

Beginning October 19, register for the challenge on Beanstack and earn badges for reading books written by authors of various marginalized communities. For all ages!

Click here for a printable list of all Read WOKE adult titles!