Reading Challenges Made Fun

Spring may have just sprung, but here at the library we are looking forward to summer! Summer Reading Clubs and weekly prizes will be available for all age groups. Plan for some fun in the sun with tons of outdoor events and programs throughout the town of Lindenhurst. Registration will begin in early June- don’t miss it! Mark your calendars, and remember to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to get all the updates about this year’s events.

Don’t want to wait until June? Try one of these ongoing challenges. They are available throughout the year and have come up with some creative ways to help your child explore the wonders of reading without making them feel like it’s a chore. Don’t like any of these challenges, try creating your own. One that fits your lifestyle.

Read Native 2021

American Indian Library Association invites you to participate in the inaugural reading challenge. With this challenge we support and recognize our Indigenous authors, scientists, legislators, storytellers, and creators throughout the year, not just during the national Native American Heritage month.

Throughout the year, find and read books and publications by and about Native Americans; visit tribal websites; search peer reviewed scholarly journals; visit Native-owned bookstores; and check with Native librarians for all of the best sources for learning more about Native Americans and Indigenous people around the world

Macaroni Kid  2021 Reading Challenge

Macaroni Kid offers a very simple reading challenge. Download and print a list of 20 books to celebrate your child’s literacy.


Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. They offer a yearly reading challenge, where you decide how many books you want to read for the year. The user logs in the book that they have read and Goodreads will keep track for you.

Need help looking for a title to complete your book challenge?

Stop on in and ask a librarian. We would be happy to help guide your reading journey. Can’t make it to the library? You can always call us @ 631-957-7755, chat with a librarian on our website, check out our book suggestions, or let us curate some “Librarian Specials” for you, using an online form. You can also check out our huge collection of ebooks and audiobooks. Set up an account with your library card to gain access to thousands of titles.

And remember, reading is not only amazing, it can also change your life! According to the American Association of School Librarians (2007), “reading is a foundational skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment. The degree to which students can read and understand text in all formats (e.g., picture, video, print) and all contexts is a key indicator of success in school and in life. As a lifelong learning skill, reading goes beyond decoding and comprehension to interpretation and development of new understandings”.