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Are you brave enough to take on the challenge? The Ultimate Book Nerd Kids' Edition runs January 3rd through December 18, 2021. This challenge is for readers ages 5-12.


Read one book per category for a total of 25 books by December 18th, track them in your log, and achieve the rank of Ultimate Book Nerd!  

How does the challenge work?

  • There are 25 categories. Each participant must read 1 book in 25 different categories to win. Each book can only be used once. 

  • Participants may opt to write a book review of one of their logged books in place of completing one category. Reviews must be at least 75 words long. Participants may only use 1 review in place of reading a book.

  • Books must be more than 100 pages long. Ebooks and audiobooks count toward the challenge as long as they are long enough. Listening to two hours of an audiobook is equivalent to reading about 100 pages.

  • All books must be recorded by Saturday, December 18, 2021. Paper logs must be submitted by 5 p.m. and digital logs must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on December 18.

  • Books must be started and completed within the contest time period.

  • Sign-ups must be between January 3 and February 28.

  • Participants who complete the challenge will win an Ultimate Book Nerd t-shirt!

I’ve read a book, what now?

Whether using the digital or paper log, you’re going to record the following information in the category of your choosing:

  • Title and Author of book read

  • Date Started

  • Date Completed​

Then, pick a new category and start a different book!

Paper logs can also picked up from the library via curbside pickup.