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Ashe County Reading Challenge 2020: Home

Celebrating literacy and the joy of reading through a collection of challenges for all ages

Instructions for Participation

  1. Challenges may only be completed once.
  2. Each book can only be used for one challenge.
  3. Audiobooks and eBooks count.
  4. You can download and print a checklist (see "Get the Checklist" below) to keep track of your progress.


When you complete a task, visit the 2020 Ashe County Reading Challenge program guide (hint: you're here now!) at

  • Go to the Submit Your Challenges page.
  • Complete both pages of the form and click the Submit button.
  • You are not required to provide your email address, but if you do, we will be able to contact you if there is a problem with your submission.


Alternately, you can pick up some challenge cards at the library, fill in all the information, and return the cards to a staff member.

Get the Checklist

This year's reading challenge offers new categories (some of which were suggested by our readers) such as "A book about sports or physical activity" and "A book featuring a kind character" as well as perennial favorites like "A book recommended by your friendly librarians" and "A book that challenges the way you think". Although all of these attributes could be ascribed to a single book, each book may only be used to satisfy a single challenge. We think this year's challenges are a good mix between the general (so you can include many of the books you would have read anyway) and the specific (so you have to read some books you never would have chosen on your own). Our library sponsors this challenge for two very important reasons: to promote literacy in our community and have fun doing it. If these goals float your boat, we hope you'll join us on this literary voyage!