Sign-ups for the Salmon Bookfolk Challenge are NOW open (Nov 1st) Currently we’re in our 8th year of doing this 9-month Winter Reading Challenge where we ask participants to read one book per category (24 books in total) by June 1st, 2024 to earn a reward. But mainly to have fun, and challenge themselves by reading books outside of their normal reading habits.
Great, you’re in! Now how do you participate:
1) Come down to the library to sign up
2) Take all the necessary handouts (a log sheet + supplemental category sheets)
3) Read books from now until June 1st.
Things NEW for 2023-2024:
*If you like and share this post – GAIN an extra scratch off for the Book Lottery Category on the FREE choice side of your log sheet
*If you REFER a friend that has NEVER participated in the Bookfolk Challenge before and they ACTIVELY participate, substitute a category on the FREE choice side with a book of your choosing
*As always on the FREE Choice Read side of the log sheet, meaning books you choose based on the category heading, there are a few categories that require interaction with the library staff:
ASK AI: Turn in your 5 favorite books of one genre and let Artificial Intelligence pick your next read! (Form at signup desk)
BOOK LOTTERY: Scratch off one of the circles to reveal a genre/collection/author/or a few mystery items to determine your next read
FIVE STAR READS: Read one of the 5 starred books reviewed by participants of the 2022-2023 bookfolk challenge
TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE XMAS: Our FIRST ever timed category. Show up to the library between Dec 1st-Jan 1st to pick an ornament off the tree with an author laser etched on it. Read something from their collection. Be quick as it’s first come first serve!
PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE: Choose a logo that speaks to you for your next read! (See staff for completion of this category)
That’s just a little sample of some of this year’s shenanigans. Have fun and happy reading! (Remember it’s not a competition, if you don’t like the book, choose another!)