Amazing Book Challenge

Amazing Book Challenge

Join the 2022 Amazing Book Challenge!

The Amazing Book Challenge encourages readers to broaden their reading interests by discovering new subjects, series or authors, something they may not have read on their own.

Read or listen to one book from the month’s theme to receive a small monthly prize. Read or listen to a book from all 12 themes by December 31, 2022 to be entered into an end-of-the-year drawing.


  • Sign In / Log Your Reads
    • Note: If you've already created an account in Beanstack when signing up your children for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, Summer Reading Program, or Winter Reading Program, you can use the same account to log in and create a reader for yourself.

Monthly Book List Themes

There are 12 new themes, one for each month, for 2022. Themed booklists will be provided at the beginning of each month.

JanuaryClassicView the Booklist
FebruaryWild About AnimalsView the Booklist
MarchBiography or MemoirView the Booklist
AprilPoetryView the Booklist
MayRead GreenView the Booklist
JuneRefugee or Immigrant ExperienceView the Booklist
JulyAmerican RevolutionView the Booklist
AugustAuthor's Debut NovelView the Booklist
SeptemberBanned BooksView the Booklist
OctoberDystopian ReadsView the Booklist
NovemberNative American ReadsView the Booklist
DecemberReading in IllinoisView the Booklist

Program Details

  • No library card is required. Register for the program online or by visiting any of the three library locations.
  • Read or listen to a book that fits the monthly theme and enter the title and author online.
  • After you have logged your book, visit the Library to receive a button or magnet featuring that month's theme.
  • You can join at any time during 2022, just be sure to read from the months you may have missed.
  • Log one title from each theme to qualify for an entry in the end-of-the-year drawing.
  • The last day to log a title is December 31, 2022. Prizes will be awarded in January 2023.