Warm up for spring with five good books

The Hassenfeld Library's Spring Reading Challenge 2020 begins now. Read on to find out the five categories in this challenge open to K-12 students, parents, and faculty. Visit this page to find lists of suggested books and awards.
By Kate Pritchard, MS/HS Librarian.

The Hassenfeld Library is excited to present our Spring Reading Challenge 2020. To participate in this challenge, which is open to all members of our school community, all you have to do is read one book in each of the five categories listed below. Any kind of book counts: novels, nonfiction, picture books, plays, graphic novels, poetry, and audiobooks. The object is to have fun, find some great new books, and connect with others about what we're reading.
The categories are:
  1. A recommended book (for faculty/staff, this means a book recommended by a student, and for students, this means a book recommended by a faculty/staff member)
  2. A book set before the year 2000
  3. A book based on a myth, folktale, or fairy tale
  4. A book with a color in the title
  5. A book that has won some kind of award (small awards count too)
The library will have booklists and book displays based on these categories all throughout the semester, and you can read them in any order at any time. We also have tracking sheets so you can write down the titles of the books you read. Lower School Librarian Emily Theobald will provide an alternative format for our younger readers. Once you finish, turn your tracking sheet in at the library's front desk, and we'll have a celebration in May for anyone who participated (plus certificates for those who completed all five categories). 

Visit this page to find lists of suggested books and awards. We hope you'll join us in reading and recommending books to each other. Happy reading!

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