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Ashe County Reading Challenge 2021: Home

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 2021 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

We don't know about you, but in 2021, we are longing to enjoy all things cozy and comforting. This year's Reading Challenge features categories we hope will inspire you to snuggle up with a good cuppa, such as "A book that brings you joy" and "A book you'd enjoy escaping into." We've also included perennial favorites like "A book that challenges the way you think" and "A book recommended by your friendly librarians." 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 can read some books you might never have chosen otherwise). Our library sponsors this challenge for two very important reasons: to promote literacy in our community and to have fun doing it. If these goals float your boat, we hope you'll join us on this literary voyage!