Alphabet Reading Challenge

Participate in our fall reading challenge! Our Alphabet Reading Challenges has two levels of participation for you to choose from. This challenge starts August 1, 2019 and runs through October 31, 2019. Books for the challenge must be read during that time period. Challenge rules are listed below as well as on the challenge handouts.

Half Alphabet: 13 Books

Readers may choose to start with letter "A" or letter "B" and read a book with a title starting with every other letter of the alphabet. Complete the Half Alphabet Challenge Sheet (PDF) and return it by 9pm on October 31st to enter a prize drawing.

  • Starting with letter A includes: A, C, E. G. I. K, M, O, Q, S, U, W and Y.
  • Starting with letter B includes: B, D, F, H, J, L, N, P, R, T, V, X and Z.

Whole Alphabet: 26 Books

Readers will read one book for each letter of the alphabet, totaling 26 books. Complete the Whole Alphabet Challenge Sheet (PDF) and return it by 9pm on October 31st to enter a prize drawing. 

Challenge Rules

Books must be read during the challenge period, between August and October 2019.

Please read books appropriate for your age and/or reading level.

You do not need to read your books in alphabetical order.

Ignore the words “A”, “An”, and "The" when they are the first word in the title.  Instead, use the second word in the title.  For example, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens would count for the letter “T”.

Titles that have numbers may be used if the number is spelled out. For example, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher would  count for the letter “T”.

Wild Card: A Wild Card is a book with a title that starts with or is a number (eg. 1984 by George Orwell).  This book can be used for any letter in the alphabet.  ONE wild card is allowed for the Half Alphabet Challenge. TWO wild cards are allowed for the Full Alphabet Challenge.

Completed challenges must be returned to the library by 9pm on Thursday, October 31 to be entered into a prize drawing.

Questions? Email us!