Booking Ahead: Kids Edition

Booking Ahead Kids Edition: A year's worth of reading.

Booking Ahead: Kid’s Edition is Beaverton City Library’s year-long reading challenge for kids!

What is the Booking Ahead year-long challenge?

Each month, read a book that fits the theme described for that month. Use the tip listed below the theme, or check with our friendly library staff for suggestions. 

How do I participate?

For each month you participate, fill out that month’s ticket from the Booking Ahead Kids Edition passport and turn it in at Beaverton City Library Main or the Murray Scholls branch.

Or fill out this form online

Turn in the current month’s ticket by the end of the month to be entered into the prize drawing for that month. You may turn in tickets from past months any time - ALL tickets turned in during the year will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing at the end of the year.

Who can participate?

Booking Ahead Kids Edition is open to everyone under the age of 18. You do not need to have a library card to participate… but they’re free, so we encourage you to get one! 

Scroll through to see each challenge:

Summer Challenge

CHALLENGE: Read a book of your choice and mark it on your Summer Reading log.


CHALLENGE: Choose an interesting news story with a grown up and read it together.



CHALLENGE: Read a historical fiction book.


CHALLENGE: Listen to an audio book in any format, for example eAudiobook, Book on CD, Playway, or Vox.


CHALLENGE:  Read a book about a holiday you don’t celebrate.




CHALLENGE: Read a biography about a person of your choice.



CHALLENGE: Read a book out loud to a family member, pet, or stuffed animal.


CHALLENGE: Read the same book as a friend or sibling, then talk about it..


CHALLENGE: Read a book found on the Virtual Browsing webpage.


CHALLENGE:  Read a magazine article found in our research databases, for example National Geographic Kids or Culture Grams.



CHALLENGE: Read a book that has won an award, for example, the Newbery award or a Caldecott award.


Spring Break Challenge

CHALLENGE: Read a book set in the outdoors.


CHALLENGE: Read a poem.  You can find one in a book, or look online.


CHALLENGE: Read aloud to someone over the phone or on video chat.