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 non-fiction book of your choice.

Browse the non-fiction shelves or ask a librarian for help about a subject that interests you!


CHALLENGE: Read a book that is part of a series.

When browsing the shelves, if you see fiction books with numbers on the spine, that often tells you what number the book is within a series.



CHALLENGE: Read a book that takes place outdoors.


CHALLENGE: Read a book and make a crat inspired by the book.

Find books with craft ideas in the J 745 area in non-fiction.


CHALLENGE:  Read a joke book and tell someone a joke.

Look for joke books in the J 818 area in non-fiction.




CHALLENGE: Read a graphic novel.



CHALLENGE: Read a book by or about Indigenous or Native Americans.

Do a keyword search for "Native American" and limit to juvenile books.


CHALLENGE: Read a humorous book.

Do a keyword search for "humorous fiction" and limit by audience.


CHALLENGE: Read a book about a winter animal.

Look in the juvenile non-fiction animal section.


CHALLENGE:  Read a book that celebrates Black culture!



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

You can find lists of books award winners from the American Library Association.

Spring Break Challenge

CHALLENGE: Read a book about friends.


CHALLENGE: Read a book that's been made into a movie, then watch the movie.

Look in the juvenile series section under Movie Stories.


CHALLENGE: Read a book from the New Books shelf at the library.