#RogersReadsforKids! – Reading Challenge for Kids

#RogersReadsforKids! – Reading Challenge for Kids

Due to the success of our Adult #RogersReads program, we are happy to announce that for 2021, we are launching #RogersReadsforKids!  This will be a year long reading challenge for ages 0 to 12.  There will be 12 missions to complete: one for each month of the year.  Any child who completes all 12 missions will be entered into a grand prize drawing at the end of the year.  Any child who completes one mission each month will be able to pick up a small prize from the Children’s Library as well as be entered into a monthly prize drawing.


  • Must have a Rogers Public Library card
  • Cannot use the same book for multiple activities
  • Activities do not have to be completed in order
  • You can use an audiobook, ebook, or physical book!
  • Must be 0 – 12 years old
  • Parents reading with their child counts
  • 1 entry for each Monthly Drawing
  • 1 entry for the Final Drawing with completion of all 12 mission activities


  • Read a book with your favorite color in the title
  • Read a book published before you were born
  • Read a book of poetry or a novel in verse
  • Read a book set in a different country
  • Read a nonfiction book
  • Read a book with talking animal characters
  • Read a book, fiction or nonfiction, about a historical event
  • Read a book with a blue cover
  • Read a book that a family member loved when they were a kid
  • Read a book published in 2021
  • Read a graphic novel or comic book
  • Read a holiday themed book

To participate, stop by the Children’s Library to pick up a paper form, request one for curbside pickup, or register online at rpl.readsquared.com.  When logging your completed missions, make sure you fill in the “missions” space.  If you simply “log” your books, they will not show up as completed missions and therefore will not be entered into the drawings.  If you need assistance, please contact the Children’s Library staff at 479-621-1152 ext. 2.

We are looking forward to this new reading challenge for kids, and we hope to see you participating!

#RogersReads2021: Read A Book That Makes You Laugh

It’s time to sign up for our #RogersReads Reading Challenge for 2021! Register and enter the books you read at rpl.readsquared.com under “missions” for the chance to win monthly and grand prizes. Each month, prizes will be awarded to two readers who complete a mission online by the end of the month. If you complete all twelve missions before December 31, 2021, you will be entered for the grand prize that will be awarded at the end of the challenge.

Each month, we will highlight one of the twelve challenges here with some ideas of titles that could fulfill that prompt, but you can finish the challenges in any order over the course of the year with eBooks, audiobooks, or print copies of a title. Share your own ideas and show off your progress by tagging us on social media with #RogersReads. We are excited to see what you select to fulfill these challenges!

Read A Book That Makes You Laugh

At the library, we have a great sense of humor, and we hope you do too! It’s hard to guess what will books will tickle your funny bone, but we can try! Here’s a list of books from different categories that we hope can make you smile.

Some authors, like David Sedaris, are known for their humorous writings. You can check out books like Me Talk Pretty One Day, Holidays on Ice, and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim.

Black Widow by Leslie Streeter, The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell by W. Kamau Bell, and The Facts of Life: And Other Dirty Jokes by Willie Nelson are great blends of memoir and humor.

Other humorous non-fiction books are also available. I Like You by Amy Sedaris, Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss, and A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson are all great selections that will have you laughing.

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, and The Princess Bride by William Golding are humorous science fiction and fantasy books that are so popular they are considered classics.

Looking for a romance with a good sense of humor? Check out Destination Wedding by Diksha Basu, The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison, and Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella.

Just because there’s a murder doesn’t mean it can’t be funny! My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, An Elderly Lady Is Up To No Good by Helene Tursten, and The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde are mystery books that may make you smile.

We are looking forward to a year full of challenging new reads with you!

Happy reading!

#RogersReads Reading Challenges for 2021

  1. Read a book that makes you laugh.
  2. Read a book that is about food or has food in the title.
  3. Read a book set in or about space.
  4. Read a book that is about or based on mythology or folklore.
  5. Read a book whose author is known for something other than writing.
  6. Read a book, fiction or non-fiction, about nature.
  7. Read a fictional retelling of a historical event.
  8. Read a book you meant to read in 2020.
  9. Read a book with an animal on the cover.
  10. Read a book from your least favorite genre.
  11. Read a book that, for better or worse, you judged by its cover.
  12. Read a book with a body of water on the cover or in the title.