2016 Reading Challenge

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Announcing the Robbins Library Official 2016 Reading Challenge!

We’ve created a list of categories to guide your 2016 reading, if you choose to participate, and at the end of the year you can turn in your completed list for a chance to win a prize.

To participate, you can either grab a hot pink 2016 Reading Challenge bookmark from our 1st floor display, or print this list. Either way, just check off the categories as you complete them and be sure to include your name and contact information.

Here are the categories:

  • the Arlington Reads Together book (Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
  • a  book by an Arlington author
  • a book from the Staff Picks shelf
  • a graphic novel
  • a travel memoir
  • a classic
  • a 2016 debut novel
  • a novel for teens
  • a biography of someone you admire
  • a historical novel
  • choose a book based on its cover
  • a book published the year you were born
  • recommendation from a friend
  • nonfiction book about science
  • a poetry collection
  • a book you’ve been meaning to read

A book can fulfill more than one category, so choose wisely!

You don’t need to include the titles you read for the challenge. Remember, this is more about having fun than anything else so don’t worry too much about whether or not a particular book fits a category. Anything you read in 2016 qualifies, so don’t forget to check off categories you may have fulfilled in January!

Do you need help finding books that qualify?

We have a display this month with some books that will qualify for some of the categories (and some qualify for more than one) so hopefully this will be helpful. If you need help finding just the right sort of book you’re looking for, stop by the Reference desk for help, call us at 781-316-3233, email us at arlmail2@minlib.net or chat with us by going here and clicking on the chat window in the bottom right corner.

Most importantly, have fun! We hope you discover some great books this year!

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