The Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library invites all readers to participate in the Fall Reading Challenge, kicking off on Saturday, October 3.

The challenge will last until Saturday, November 14 and all ages are welcome to participate.

Readers will log hours read by utilizing EVPL’s Beanstack or by calling 812.428.8232 to record hours read.

Participants will be grouped by age: Children (0-12), Teens (13-17), and Adults (18+).

Three grand prize winners from each age group will be randomly drawn at the conclusion of the Fall into Reading challenge. Readers must have read for one hour, or five books for those in the children’s group, to earn a badge and be entered into the grand prize drawing. The more badges earned, the more chances the reader has to win. The challenge will conclude for readers after 10 hours read or 10 badges earned.

Reading is the best way for anyone to learn no matter what age! Reading and sharing stories opens up new worlds and encourages new ideas. EVPL supports our community by providing resources and opportunities for reading, storytelling, and conversations.   

Erika Qualls Barnett

Erika is a cardigan-loving Hufflepuff that enjoys the Cubs, reading, and walks with her husband.