Begins January 4! 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.
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!
Biweekly packs resume January 18!
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. Pick them up curbside. (Geared for school-age children)
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.