Reading Challenges

Track your reading and earn prizes! 

Canadian Library Month Bingo Challenge: Read books for the chance to win a prize pack from the Library!

How it works: 

- Pick up or print off a Bingo Card from the library. 
- Write your name, age, and phone number on the back. (If under 16, a guardian's name is needed.) 
- When you read a book that applies to one of the Bingo boxes, draw an X through it. 
- When you get a "black out" (all 25 squares crossed off) turn in your Bingo card to the front desk. 
- Your Bingo card will be entered to win one of four grand prizes. 

One winner will be drawn from each of the following categories: 

- Child
- Junior
- Teen
- Adult

Prize packs consist of a Library membership gift certificate, a Subway gift card, a book, and a button. 

Rules: 

- Book titles may be used for more than one square
- Only one entry per person
- Have fun

Contest closes Monday, October 31st and 8:00 p.m. Prizes will be drawn Tuesday, November 1st. 

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten: Track your child's reading from the ages of 0-5 (or until the end of Kindergarten). For every sheet they fill, bring it in, and select a prize. Once you reach 1000 books, your child will receive a grand prize which includes books, toys, and gift certificate for a free library card. Track your reading year-round. 

Download your tracking sheets here

Hogwarts Reading Club: Track your reading and earn points for your House!

About the Reading Club - *there is no requirement to read Harry Potter or any J.K. Rowling books as part of this program. We encourage you to read whatever you like.*

The Hogwarts Reading Club will run the duration of the school year, from September 1st, 2022, to June 30th, 2023. There will be a celebration and feast in July, where the House with the most points will win the coveted House Cup (and bragging rights for the year)! Prizes will be awarded at the year-end celebration. 

You can sort yourself into a Hogwarts House for your reading to go towards: GryffindorHufflepuffRavenclaw, or Slytherin. *If you know nothing about the Hogwarts Houses, don't worry about choosing a House, we will sort you at random*. 

Keep track of the books you read AND the number of pages in the books - the pages read will be your House points. Giving a brief review of the book(s) will get you bonus points for your House. 

There will be monthly activities, such as writing prompts, word searches, crosswords, trivia questions, etc., that participants can complete to earn additional House points. 

Keeping Track of Your Reading - choose one of the following methods: 

- Fill out the form available online (for each book you read).
- Email corrie.brown@prl.ab.ca with your name, grade (or age if you are in the Adult Reading Club), House, book title, number of pages, and a review of the book (optional). 
- Write down the information and hand it in at the front desk at the library. 

Do audiobooks count? Yes, absolutely! You can look up the page count after finishing the audiobook. Podcasts count as well! 1 hour of podcast listening is equivalent to 100 pages read. 

Follow us on Facebook! We'll post monthly updates on House Points, so participants can see how well their House is doing - and if they need to step it up! 

Ask about our mailing list - we'll email reminders as well as send out monthly activities and weekly trivia questions. 

Not a fan of Harry Potter? 

That's okay! You can still keep track of your reading and earn prizes, which include a free library card (one year membership). We will sort you at random, so that your reading can still help others competing for the House Cup!