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Urbandale Public Library/Spring Reading Challenge

The Spring Reading Challenge is for all ages and will run the entire month of May!

Each participant is challenged to read 4 books during this time period. A variety of things will count as a book, including listening to an audiobook; reading a print or digital magazine; reading a print book, an eBook, or a short story you find online; and even being read to!

Earn badges (and bragging rights) in this fully online challenge!


How to Participate

  1. Register at urbandalelibrary.beanstack.org to create your account (you do not need to create a new account if you already have one from our winter or summer reading programs). The program will start on May 1.
  2. Log your books as you go.

Extra Challenges

To make the program even more fun, here are some challenges to try! 

Make Reading Time Fun

  • Read a book while wrapped up in your favorite blanket.
  • Read on a porch or in the yard.
  • Read while listening to the rain.
  • Read with your pet.
  • Stay up “past your bedtime” reading.
  • Read at the table with a snack.
  • Reader’s Choice! Tell us how or where you read.

Tell Us About It!

  • Tell us three places you’d love to take a book! Use your imagination!
  • What is the name of a book you would recommend to your friends?
  • Judge a book by its cover! Tell us about one book that has great cover art.
  • What is the name of a new place you read about? It can be real or imaginary! Kids, why not draw a picture of this place?

Submit a Review

Write a brief book review on one or more of the books you read. Enter your review into Beanstack.


To learn about online services offering e-books, e-audiobooks, and other downloadable digital content for all ages available through the Urbandale Public Library, click here.