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Adult Reading Challenge

Adult Reading Challenge

New for 2014

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We have finished our first Adult Reading Challenge. Congratulations to all our drawing winners and to all our readers!

During 2013, we challenged our adult patrons to read 12 books throughout the year within certain categories: biography, mystery, history, about Iowa, classic novel, non-fiction, award-winning, adventure, hobby, audiobook, fiction, & reader’s choice. We wanted our patrons to read something a little bit different and have a little fun.

Thank you to our monthly & year-end prize sponsors:


Cunningham Hardware Cynda's West Side Cafe Fareway
Hardees Jet's Meat Processing Kitchen Krafts
Main Feature Theater & Pizza Pub Mulligan's Grill Pub S & D Cafe



Sycamore Floral


Waukon Greenhouse

WW Homestead Dairy

Congratulations to our monthly & year-end winners:


JanuaryTodd C.
February Dan V.
March Julie V.
April Debbie H.
May Nancy L.
June Allen L.
July Melodye P.
August Traci B.
September Linda D.
October Diane D.
November Robert G.
December Gretchen C.
2013 Year-End Dan V.


Throughout the year 261 books were read by an average of 23 adults per month for the challenge!  The most popular categories read for the challenge were Non-Fiction & Biography. The least read category was Reader's Choice.

New Year, New Challenge!

As we begin 2014, RML is challenging adults to read! 

Each month we will feature a specific genre through library displays & reading suggestions and on our website, Facebook & Twitter.  We challenge you to read a book & submit an entry monthly.  Each month we will draw for Waukon Bucks & certificates to local businesses!

The genres to be read are:

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

Rules & Guidelines

  • Read a book within the genre featured for each month: January = Mystery, etc.
  • Let us know what you read!
  • 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!