Drawing inspiration from popular reading challenges in the online community such as the Annual Goodreads Challenge and the Book Riot ‘Read Harder Challenge’, the Yolo County Library will begin its first reading program starting in the New Year.
Entitled “52: A Year-Long Reading Journey,” the program is expected to span the entire calendar year and challenges community members to read as many books as possible using weekly prompts or by choosing their own books, according to a county press release.
âWe intentionally designed 52 as a program focused on the one-year reading journey instead of a program where participants tick boxes for a prize,â said Margaret Pelrine, Adult Services Librarian. âEach week, we offer you an idea for a book to read in the form of a prompt. If the prompt doesn’t appeal, no worries; choose what you want to read. Basically, 52 talks about reading for the pleasure of reading.
The program is free and sponsored by the Yolo County Library Foundation and the various Friends of the Library groups. To participate in the program, 52 reading journals are available at local library branches or residents can register digitally through Beanstack. Beanstack is available through the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, or can be viewed through the web browser at yolocountylibrary.beanstack.org/reader365.