Text: JCPL Kids Fall Reading Challenge

JCPL Kids Fall Reading Challenge

The leaves are falling, the weather is getting cooler, which means it’s time to hunker down with a good book and take part in a reading challenge! Your Library’s Fall Reading Challenge for preschool and school-age kids runs from October 1-November 20. You can register your kids here. (If you participated in Summer Reading, you don’t need to register, just sign in using your existing log-in information.)

Just like with Summer Reading, the challenge isn’t just about tracking the number of books kids read. They also earn badges for completing activities, such as taking a walk in Jacob’s Nature Park or building a fort and reading in it. Pairing fun activities like these with reading helps build kids’ reading skills in a low-stress environment.

“Parents and children have felt enough pressure this year,” Youth Services Manager Betty Cobb says. “We specifically planned this challenge to be a relaxed way for school children and preschool parents to track their reading very simply.” 

Kids can choose which challenges they participate in, and they can count any books they read in school toward the Fall Reading Challenge. At the end of the challenge on November 20, each child who participates will get a free book.

Betty says, “The more children read, the better their reading comprehension and reading skills become. The Fall Reading Challenge is a great way to engage children and motivate them to read.”


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