The Adult Summer Reading Challenge at Fort Scott Public Library takes place June 1st through August 31st. Participants read books, rate them, and score points. No registration is required. Anyone of any age may participate, but we do ask that books entered be geared toward young adult or adult audiences. If you take part in our Adult Reading Challenge and are eligible to participate in any of our other Summer Reading programs, we encourage you to do so.
The big change this year: after you submit your first book read using our online form (or after you have library staff submit it for you), you can pick up a prize at our downstairs circulation desk. Additionally, we will have monthly challenges for more surprises. Information about the monthly challenges will be available at the library, on our website, and on our Facebook page.
We want to encourage everyone to read and to share their reading interests with others. Every month, we’ll post a list of all the books everyone has read plus the ratings assigned so that everyone will find some new authors or titles to read.
To make things competitive (for those who like a little competition), everyone scores points for each book read, and the person with the most points gets bragging rights for winning the Adult Summer Reading Challenge. We encourage participants to choose a nickname, since the list of participants and their total points will be on our Facebook and web pages.
The Challenge will last from June 1 to August 31. You can submit your entries individually on our website (fortscott.mykansaslibrary.org), or we have a form you can fill out and turn in. Complete information is available at the library and on our website.