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Kent District Library Reading Challenges

Kent District Library tells us why you should spend time in your warm home with a book instead of out in the cold.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — The Kent District Library is offering reading challenges for adults and children who haven't made it to 6th grade yet.

Let It Snow is a reading challenge for adults (18+) that encourages adults to read for fun. Adults have to read six books from different categories between Jan. 2nd and March 31st. Anyone who does will receive a mug. Anyone who can complete an additional four titles will be entered into a drawing to win an iPad. For more information on the Let It Snow challenge, click here.

Kent District Library is also launching Mission: Read. As a partnership with the Kent Intermediate School District and the Literacy Center of West Michigan, the reading program is designed to help young and beginning readers pass Michigan reading requirements. Participants have to read for 1,000 days before they make it to 6th grade.

Families with children from kindergarten through third grade can sign up for the challenge at Cedar Springs Public Library, Sparta Township Library, any Grand Rapids Public library or any Kent District Library. For every 100 days of reading, kids get a planet sticker. On day 500 kids win a book and on the 1,000 day, the prize is a digital tablet reader. For more information on Mission: Read, click here.