Our Outreach team has probably visited your child’s classroom with a reading challenge. Learn more about the reading challenges available for each grade below.
Register for a Beanstack account, or use your account from last summer to participate. You will need your library card to register. Once you have an account, look for the Log Reading button in the upper left corner of the screen. Click it to log your days. Read 45 days this summer to complete the program.
|The Kindergarten Challenge
This has been designed by CMPL to assist your Kindergartener in their literacy development. Your child has received the Kindergarten Challenge packet which includes the poster of 100 books to read during kindergarten. Find these books in our collection by looking for the ones with the orange star on the spine.
|50 in 1st
We have chosen 50 books we think 1st graders will love. Your child
may be able to read some on their own. Some are meant to be read aloud by an adult. The more opportunities you provide for your 1st grader to have positive reading experiences, the more likely you are to raise a lifelong reader. Find these books in our collection by looking for the ones with the blue star on the spine.
|2nd Grade Storytellers
Students should choose books at their reading level. If a student struggles with more than 3-5 words on any given page, the book is probably too difficult. Set aside a regular special reading time for your child to read aloud to you.
|3rd Grade True 25
Students can use this form to keep track of 25 nonfiction titles they read over the course of this academic year. The way it works is students read whatever nonfiction books they choose that fits within each category on the following page. They then write the titles of each next to the appropriate category. They should choose three books that fit within each category and 10 nonfiction on books of their own choosing.
|Books Outside the Box
To complete the program, we ask that each participant read 5
diverse books during their 4th grade year. Students who understand other cultures and perspectives are better able to communicate
with diverse groups as they get older.