Join the Challenge

Adults and Teens in Tuscarawas County are being encouraged to step outside their reading comfort zone and participate in the County Library’s Choose Your Own Adventure Reading Challenge. Participants are challenged to read 25 different books from specific travel-inspired topics throughout 2023. Those who complete the challenge will receive a free travel mug inscribed with the words “A Reader Lives a Thousand Lives.”

“Too often we think of fun reading challenges being just for kids,” said Adult Services Manager Robyn Guedel. “We think teens and adults should be able to get in on the fun all year long!”

Interested participants can download the Beanstack Tracker app on any smartphone or tablet or visit on the web. A paper version of the challenge will also be offered in the latest edition of Between the Lines – the library programming newsletter that will be delivered by mail to homes in Tuscarawas County after the first of the year.

According to Guedel, Beanstack allows library customers to track their reading and earn badges for each title they read.

“If anyone participated in our Summer Reading Program this past summer, they will be familiar with this app,” stated Guedel. “It is really simple to use, but if anyone has any issues or questions, they can always call their nearest County Library location and we would be more than happy to walk them through the process.”

Examples of the different genres and challenges included in this program range from reading a book set in your favorite season and reading a book written by an Ohio author to challenging participants to read a book told from more than one point of view.

The Choose Your Own Adventure Reading Challenge begins January 1st, 2023, and runs through December 31st, 2023. Participants are only eligible to complete the challenge once.

For more information about this reading challenge or any programs and services offered by the County Library, call your nearest TCPL location: Main 330-364-4474, Bolivar 330-874-2720, Strasburg 330-878-5711, Sugarcreek 330-852-2813, Tuscarawas 740-922-2748.

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