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Our librarians have put together several activities, for a variety of challenges and levels. Complete an activity and you might unlock a more advanced one, and bragging rights, cool badges and maybe even a prize!

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50 Pts

Extreme Book Nerd

·        50 books in 50 weeks

·        Program runs from January 5 to December 19, open to ages 13+

·        Quarterly Silent Book Club meetings (March,June, September, December) to get some reading time in!

·        People who complete the challenge win an“Extreme Book Nerd” t-shirt. 

·        There are 60 categories, each participant must read 1 book in each of 50 categories to win – for each additional category/book completed, participants will receive a raffle ticket for a grand prize drawing.

·        Books must be Middle Grade reading level or higher to count toward the challenge.

·        All books read must be recorded in the online log by December 19, 2020.

·        Audiobooks count toward the challenge.

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

·        Sign-ups must be between January 5 and July 1,2020.

·         What needs to be recorded: (enter the following information into the text field for each category completed)

o  Title and Author of book read

o  Date Started

o  Date Completed

o  Book rating on a scale of 1-5



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Match the Tail

Do you love animals? Guess what animal each tail belongs to! 

*Need a hint? Try one of these! Alligator, beaver, chameleon, elephant, giraffe, lemur, pig, tiger, whale, zebra.


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Ultimate Book Nerd

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 19 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



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Reader

You'll use this Missions section to complete your Book Nerd challenge. You'll find 29 book descriptions. Each book you read can count for only ONE activity. When you complete 25 activities, you win! 

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