Westwood Reading Challenges
Westwood wants to challenge YOU to read!
The Westwood Library continues to encourage our patrons to read, but what better way to do this than create a challenge to beat! Throughout the year, the Westwood Library will be creating themed challeges to encourage reading outside our comfort zones. All shallenges will be tracked using Beanstack. Beanstack allows you to track your books or hours for a challenge, write reviews and particiapte in various activities.
Below are more ongoing challenges.
Spooky season is upon us! In the U.S., Halloween is a holiday full of merrymaking, magic, and mischief. Many cultures celebrate life and death through rituals and celebrations with their communities. Learn about the origins and practices of various Halloween-like traditions around the world. Read all month long and complete activities to earn badges.
How the Challenge Works:
The challenge is open to all ages! It runs from October 1, 2021 though November 1, 2021.
There are 10 activitiy badges to complete to finish the challenge. Each badge focuses on a different ritual or celebration around the world.
“Read Woke is a movement. It is a feeling. It is a style. It is a form of education. It is a call to action; it is our right as lifelong learners. It means arming yourself with knowledge in order to better protect your rights. Knowledge is power and no one can take it away. It means learning about others so that you can treat people with the respect and dignity that they deserve no matter their religion, race, creed, or color.
I concluded that a Woke Book must:
• Challenge a social norm • Give voice to the voiceless • Provide information about a group that has been disenfranchised
• Seek to challenge the status quo • Have a protagonist from an underrepresented or oppressed group”
– Cicely Lewis, creator of Read Woke
How the Challenge Works:
The challenge is open to grades K - 12th and adults of all ages. It starts on November 1, 2020 and is ongoing.
There are 12 badges to complete to finish the challenge. Each badge features an underrepresented or oppressed group. To earn a badge you need to read a book that has a protagonist from the group and tell us what you learned.
To help find books, Westwood Librarians have put together booklists for each badge and for each age group (K-2, 3-5, 6-12, and adult) featuring books available at the library. These can be found on our Read Woke LibGuide.
Enjoy reading 1,000 books with your little ones! Log reading and earn badges all along the way.
You can log each book you read together and for every 5 books you earn a badge to help keep track of your 1000 books. Just for signing up, you will receive a welcome bag (reusable) with a book and some info on the initiative.