We will close early at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 26th for a staff event. All materials that were due on the 26th are now due on the 27th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Here’s your reading challenge for 2015!


-A book with more than 500 pagesReading Challenge

-A book that became a movie or t.v. show

-A book published this year

-A book with a number in the title

-A book written by someone under the age of 30

-A book with a one-word title

-A book of short stories

-A book set in a different country

-A nonfiction book

-A popular author’s first book

-A book recommended by a friend

-A Pulitzer Prize-winning book

-A book based on a true story

-A book your mom loves

-A book that scares you

-A book more than 100 years old

-A book chosen entirely for what’s on its cover

-A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t

-A memoir

-A book you can finish in a day

-A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit

-A book that came out the year you were born

-A book you remember from your childhood

-A book with a color in its title

-A graphic novel

-A book by an author you’ve never read before

-A book that was originally written in a different language

-A book written by someone with the same initials as you

-A play

-A banned book

-A book you started but never finished


Good luck!