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 Literary Elements                

Robey Memorial Library Staff is excited to offer our 2nd Annual Adult Reading Challenge during the 2014 calendar year.  During the “Literary Elements 2014 Adult Reading Challenge,” we are challenging our adult patrons to read 12 books throughout the year within certain genres.

We hope that this program will encourage patrons to read something a little bit different and have a little fun.


Patrons who sign up for the challenge will receive an entry form to keep track of the books they have read.  Each month of participation patrons will be entered into the monthly prize drawing—awarded on the first open day of the next month.

January: Mystery

February: Fantasy

March: Literary Fiction

April: Non-Fiction

May: Romance

June: Adventure

July: Historical

August: Psychological

September: Science Fiction

October: Horror

November: Suspense

December: Western

Literary Elements Reading Challenge Guidelines


  • Read a book within the genre featured for each month: January = Mystery, etc.
  • Keep track & let us know what you read! (See bookmark link below.)
  • To be eligible for the monthly drawing patrons must have read (or listened to) a book from the genre featured during the month.
  • The title must be a title not previously submitted.
  • Title must be completed in the month entry is submitted.
  • Entries must be received by closing of the last open day of each month to be entered in the monthly drawing.
  • Patrons may participate beginning January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.
  • Please ask staff for reading suggestions!
  • Each month RML will have special displays featuring reading suggestions and genre information!
  • Drawing at the end of the year for those who have read at least 10 books throughout the year.




Monthly Drawing Winners

updated 1/5/2015

January: Mystery

Todd C. : $10 gift certificate from Empty Nest Winery
Phyllis E. : $5 Waukon Bucks from Allamakee Realty

February: Fantasy

Sarah G. : $10 Waukon Bucks from Waukon Greenhouse
Amy O. : $5 Waukon Bucks from Waukon Greenhouse

March: Literary Fiction

Colinda R. : $10 Waukon Bucks from Bieber Insurance & Culligan Water & Variety Show tickets from Waukon Lions Club
Carolyn V.: $5 Waukon Bucks from Waukon Lions Club
Todd C.: Variety Show tickets from Waukon Lions Club

April: Non-Fiction

Richard P. : $10 Waukon Bucks from Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank
Melodye P.: $5 Waukon Bucks from Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank

May: Romance

Nancy B. : $10 Waukon Bucks from Jacobson, Bristol, Garrett, & Swartz
Karen D. : $5 Waukon Bucks from Jacobson, Bristol, Garrett, & Swartz

June: Adventure

Traci B. : $10 Waukon Bucks from James U. Mellick & Kerndt Brothers Savings Bank
Greta R. : $5 Waukon Bucks from Leschensky Insurance

July: Historical

Dan V. : $10 Waukon Bucks from Shafer & Shafer Law Office
Callie I. : $5 Waukon Bucks from Shafer & Shafer Law Office

August: Psychological

Pam K.: $10 Waukon Bucks from Jacobson, Bristol, Garrett & Swartz, Attorneys at Law
Gretchen C.: $5 Waukon Bucks from Ness Pumping

September: Science Fiction

Alice M.: $10 Waukon Bucks from Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank
Robert G.: $5 Waukon Bucks from Cunningham Hardware & Coupon

October: Horror

Nancy L.: $10 Waukon Bucks from Shafer & Shafer Law Office
Marlys B.: $5 gift certificate from Subway

November: Suspense

Colleen G.: $10 gift certificate from Empty Nest Winery
Marlys B.: $5 Waukon Bucks from Waukon State Bank

December: Western

Nancy L.: $15 gift certificate from Kitchen Krafts
Alyce M.: two gift certificates from Hardee's

2014 Drawing Winner

Winner must have read at least 10 categories

Nancy L.: $40 Waukon Bucks from Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank & Houg Insurance; gift certificates from Hardee's; $25 gift certificate from Waukon Implement; gift certificate from Cunningham Hardware