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!
Begins September 15!
Register for the FALL in Love challenge on Beanstack to earn a lovely bookmark (which we’ll deliver curbside). START READING! Each book read and logged earns you one entry in a raffle for $25 in Chamber Bucks. Read up to 10 books! The more you read, the better your chances! For assistance getting started on Beanstack, or if you have ANY questions, call us at (920)793-7114 or email email@example.com.
A new pack every other week through December 14.
Take a break from the virtual world! These screen-free activities give you and your school-age kids the opportunity to reconnect, refresh and refocus. Packs include all the supplies you’ll need to maximize the fun. The latest pack is chock-full of card games, and the pack available starting December 14 contains all the materials you need to build an elf trap! Pick them up curbside. Screen Break packs resume January 18. (Geared for school-age children)
- November 30: Let’s Play Cards
- December 14: Build an Elf Trap
Prizes are still available!
We are extending the deadline to use your Book Bucks to buy prizes until a month after the library building reopens. Give us a call and let us know what you would like—we’ll put your prizes aside for curbside pickup!
Our prize cart is also filled with great books for all ages. It’ll be here ready and waiting when the library building reopens, so save those summer reading challenge Book Bucks if BOOKS are your desired prizes.