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The Adult Winter Reading Challenge Returns January-February

December 29, 2020 —  If you love reading and you love a challenge, you’re going to love the Library’s Winter Reading Challenge for adults. It runs Jan. 2-Feb. 28, 2021.

Pick up a Winter Reading Challenge form at the checkout desk of any library branch or Mobile Library, and get ready to mix it up! Beginning Jan. 2, you can also visit to download the list, see suggested titles for each category, or log onto Beanstack where you can log the books you've read. 

There are 15 reading “challenges” that may delight you, push you outside your reading “comfort zone,” or introduce you to your new, favorite genre.

Complete at least five of the 15 challenges, turn in your completed challenge form to your library branch or Mobile Library and receive a prize for being a Winter Reading Master!  

 Here’s your challenge list:

  1. Book Club selection
  2.  LGBTQ author
  3. Memoir/Biography
  4. Re-read a childhood favorite
  5. Native American author
  6. Historical 
  7. Female protagonist
  8. In a different country
  9. Book about books
  10.  Translated
  11. About food
  12.  E-book or digital audio
  13. Crime
  14.  One-word title
  15. Poetry


Kathleen O'Dell
Community Relations Director
(417) 616-0564
Sarah Jane Rosendahl
(417) 616-0566

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