· 50 Books - 50 Weeks - 50 categories
The Ultimate Book Nerd Challenge runs from January 3 to December 18 and is open to everyone ages 13+ (only Caldwell cardholders are eligible for prizes).
Participants who complete the challenge, and are active Caldwell library cardholders, will win an “Ultimate Book Nerd” t-shirt.
There are 60 categories. Each participant must read 1 book in each of the 50 categories to win (each book can only be used once). For each additional category completed, participants will receive a raffle ticket for a grand prize drawing.
Books must be Middle-Grade reading level (grade 4-8) or higher to count toward the challenge.
All books must be recorded in the online log by 11:59 pm on Saturday, December 18. Paper logs must be submitted by Saturday, December 18 at 5 pm.
Audiobooks, ebooks, and physical books count toward the challenge
Books must be started and completed within the contest time period.
Sign-ups for the challenge must be between January 3 and July 3, 2021.
What needs to be recorded:
Title and Author of Book Read
Date Started and Completed
Welcome to Ultimate Book Nerd 2021 - Kids' Edition! If you can read 25 books, 1 in each of 25 different categories, between Jan. and December 2021, you'll be a winner! Kids ages 5-12 who read independently and can enjoy books at least 100 pages long are welcome to join. There will be 29 categories of books to choose from: 'historical fiction' to 'humor,' and 'something a librarian recommended' to 'something you haven't read before.' You can choose any 25 of the 29 categories and read a book in each.
You're welcome to log your reading in ReadSquared, or come to the library and pick up a paper reading log. You'll be asked to submit your log at the end of the challenge to verify your reading selections and see what comments you might have made along the way. Each winner earns an Ultimate Book Nerd t-shirt to keep.
Are you ready? Get set! Let's start reading!
This program is designed for kids age 5 to 12 to encourage life-long reading habits. Once you've earned enough points you'll receive a completion certificate you can print and share!
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