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2017 DCL Reading Challenge

screen-shot-2017-01-03-at-9-24-25-amThis time of year is perfect for reflection and looking ahead. What do you want to achieve in the new year? If some of your New Year’s resolutions include reading, we have a great challenge for you! Our reading challenge is back with new challenge items to encourage you to broaden your reading in 2017.

It’s simple to participate: Download our printable list. Read all 12 challenge items on the list. Fill out the PDF and submit it to socialmedia@dclibraries.org to be entered to win a prize. Here are the 12 challenge items for 2017:


Our staff is compiling lists of book suggestions to correspond with each challenge item. You do not have to read a book they suggest to complete the challenge; they are simply options to help you get started! Check back here to discover more ideas or walk into any of our DCL locations to chat with a staff member for a personalized recommendation.

Make 2016 the Year of Reading!

enhanced-buzz-wide-1148-1420484135-7January is almost over; how are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions? One resolution we always can get behind is a reading one. Whether it is reading more (20 minutes before bed every night or 50 books in the year) or differently (the classics or female non-white authors), it is something we actually enjoy completing unlike a resolution to eat healthier by cutting out chocolate (the horror!).

We have a reading challenge for the year to get you out of your reading rut. We selected 12 distinct categories that will encourage you to read outside your normal genre comfort zone.

To participate, simply print off the DCL 2016 Reading Challenge List. Write down each book you read that fits in the category. (Yes, multitasker, you can include one title for two different categories if it fits!). Then take a photo or email a scan of  your completed list to socialmedia@dclibraries.org to be entered to win a DCL swag bag plus an autographed book.

Let us know about your progress along the way by posting on social media using the hashtag, #DCLReadingChallenge.

Do you have any reading resolutions this year? Let us know in the comments!