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Read Woke:
Winter Reading Challenge

Read Woke Winter Reading Challenge - January 1 to February 28, 2020This winter, we are challenging you to push the boundaries of your reading comfort zone by expanding your reading across genres, topics and authors.  Read and log two books from the Read Woke categories and receive a prize: a scarf, neck gaiter or Shhh! I am Reading socks (while supplies last) and an entry to win a $50 gift card. By completing this challenge, you will discover diverse authors from a variety of backgrounds and earn badges with of goal of becoming #ReadWoke.

Register at plainfieldpubliclibrary.beanstack.org.

Logging your books is easy!

  1. Click Activity Badges and select a category.
  2. Discover reading suggestions for that category (or find your own).
  3. Enter the title and the author of the book you read.
  4. Click the checkbox. Repeat for each book.

If you are looking for guidance on what to read, please see our reading lists in Beanstack or visit the friendly staff at the Reference or Youth Services Desk for age appropriate recommendations.

Read Woke is an online movement that was started by Cicely Lewis, School Library Journal’s 2020 School Librarian of the Year, that encourages everyone to read books by authors from underrepresented and marginalized groups. You can learn more about Lewis and Read Woke at the Read Woke website.

Note to parents with children registered for 1000 Books before Kindergarten: You will need to log books read as activities for them to count towards the Winter Reading Program.  Please contact the Youth Services department by email at plainfieldkids@plainfieldpubliclibrary.org or by phone at 815.436.6639.

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