Rise to the Challenge: 2024 Reading Program

Calling teen & adult readers

Rise to the challenge and read 20 books during 2024. Read whatever books you like, or follow our suggested categories.

Get a prize for registering. For the first 5 books you complete, you’ll earn one raffle ticket to go towards one of the grand prizes. Finish 10 books for two additional tickets and a halfway prize. Finish 15 books for three more raffle tickets. Finish all 20 books to receive four more tickets and a completion prize. You can also earn up to six additional grand prize entries for completing the bonus activities


Register online or at the Adult Services desk, 847.459.4100, ext. 3.  With Beanstack you can track your progress online or in Beanstack’s mobile app.
Are you new to tracking your progress online with Beanstack? Check out this video or read more about Beanstack.
Paper logs are also available at the Adult Services Desk.

Submit all title by end of day January 8, 2025.

Under 14? Check out our youth reading programs here.

Looking for inspiration on what to read?  Click on the links for more suggestions.

Read a book similar to the One Book, One Community pick, The Violin Conspiracy
Read a book in your favorite genre
Read a book that was made into a movie or TV show
Read a book about someone you would want to meet
Read a work of speculative fiction
Read a book to expand your mind
Read a book that is less than 200 pages
Read a book with the theme of “Good vs. Evil”
Read a coming-of-age book
Read a book celebrating strong women
Read a book that takes place on a continent you have never visited
Read a book with a title that starts with the letter “Z”
Read a book that takes place on a form of transportation
Read a book that you judged by its cover or title
Read a bestseller you haven’t read yet or that you missed when it came out
Read a book that takes place in the current season
Read a book about somewhere you wish you were
Read a book about an immigrant experience
Read a historical fiction book
Read a book with pictures in it

Bonus Categories

•Watch the movie adaptation of a book
•Try out a library e-resource
•Complete a Launch Pad activity
•Learn where your favorite interest/hobby/subject is in the Dewey Decimal System
•Read an additional 4 books to have read 24 books in the year 2024 (20 books not enough? Read 4 more!)
•Share your favorite part of a book you read with someone