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Ashe County Arly Reading Challenge 2021: Home


At Ashe County Public Library, we are committed to helping kids discover their love of reading. The Arly edition of the 2021 Ashe County Reading Challenge rewards kids from birth to 12 and their families and encourages reading widely throughout the year.


The reading challenge runs from January 1 to December 31. Read a book and submit a review to complete a category. Books may only count toward one category in the challenge.

Reviews can simple or as complex as you want. "I thought the main character was funny!" is a great review.

Any books read can count, including ebooks, graphic novels, and audiobooks. Plus, books read for the reading challenge can count toward our other reading challenges during summer and winter break to earn even more free books/prizes!

For each book read and reviewed, readers will get an entry for the grand prize drawing at the Reading Challenge Wrap-Up/Kickoff Celebration in January of 2022. For every five books read and reviewed in the challenge, kids will receive a free book or prize. Kids who have completed the challenge will get double entries (a total of 50) for the grand prize drawing. To complete the reading challenge, reviews must be submitted and approved for each category.


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


Submit reviews online through the Submit Your Reviews tab or get a review sheet from the children's desk at the library. Fill it out & return to a staff member.

Do I have to complete my challenges in order?
No. Do them in whatever order you choose.
Do I have to complete all of the challenges?
Nope! It would be cool if you did. After all, completing the challenge, earns you more chances for goodies.
When does the challenge end?
December 31, 2021 at midnight.
Who decides whether my submission counts?
We have two staff members who evaluate submissions, communicate with participants, and update the website. It's a lot of work, but we are glad to share in your reading experience.

If you don't see the answer to your question here, please use the Contact page to ask us!