What kinds of reading and listening can be counted for the Reading Challenge?

  • May 26, 2015


Participants may read or listen to any type of written content.  This includes books, eBooks, magazines, online content, and any sort of printed or digital content  from the Library or from other sources. (Yes, that includes cereal boxes!)

Did you know that listening to someone read is great exercise for your brain, no matter how old you are and how well you can read? Because of this, please be sure to count the minutes you listen to audiobooks, listen to content from our databases, and listen to someone read aloud.


What types of reading count?

Adults can earn 60 points per hour reading print books or eBooks, or by listening to audiobooks and eAudiobooks. For your reading log, count only adult or YA books. Books do not need to be checked out from the library to count. Each 300 points counts as one drawing entry to win prizes.

Can I count time that I spend reading to children?

Yes. One of our Missions is dedicated to reading to kids. Earn up to 500 points by reading to children.

Can I count the time that I spend reading a book even if I don’t finish it?


Can I join the program after its official start date?


Can I count reading that I’ve done before the official start date?

We ask that you count only reading you’ve done within the official dates of the program.