The Chanute Public Library is happy to present new reading challenge opportunities for students of all ages and grade levels! Much, like our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, students will receive a folder to log their books read once they sign up for a challenge at the library. Each student will receive a prize once a grade level has been completed.

Rules

All books must be checked out from the Chanute Public Library or on the Hoopla app. Audiobooks books do count at all grade levels. Books may only be logged once. Each year, graphic novels may only account for 50% or less of the total required amount of books for the year. Students may read ahead if they wish, but the rules still apply to the specified grade level (for example, if a third grade student wanted to proceed to their fourth grade challenge, they cannot read any Easy books).

500 Books Before Middle School

The goal is for students to read 500 books before they enter middle school. Students can sign up at anytime at the library and start with their current grade level before moving onto the next grade.

  • Kindergarten: must read 100 books before 1st grade
  • 1st Grade: must read 100 books before 2nd grade
  • 2nd Grade: must read 100 books before 3rd grade
  • 3rd Grade: must read 100 books before 4th grade
  • 4th Grade: must read 50 books before 5th grade (cannot be Easy books)
  • 5th Grade: must read 50 books before 6th grade (cannot be Easy books)

150 Books Before High School

The goal is for students to read 150 books during their middle school careers. Students can sign up at anytime at the library and start with their current grade level before moving onto the next grade. Middle school students cannot read Easy books.

  • 6th Grade: 50 books
  • 7th Grade: 50 books
  • 8th Grade: 50 books

100 Books Before Graduation

The goal is for students to read 100 books before they graduate high school. Students can sign up at anytime at the library and start with their current grade level before moving onto the next grade. High school students cannot read Easy books. Completed senior year challenges are accepted until June 1st of their senior year (for example, if a senior graduates in May 2022, they have until June 1st, 2022 to finish their challenge and receive their prize).

  • Freshman year: 35 books
  • Sophomore year: 30 books
  • Junior year: 20 books
  • Senior year: 15 books

For more information or to register, please contact Kandi Wilson or Jeana Lawrence at the library or email us at kwilson@chanute.org.