The Wichita Public Library joins Suzanne Perez, KMUW, and the Wichita Eagle to challenge adults to read 12 books in 2023. To make it fun and challenging, we've chosen 12 different categories of books to read – and these categories might not be what you'd expect!
For help completing the challenge, try our book recommendations for these categories.
The categories can be read in any order. The 12 categories are:
Track your progress using the Wichita Public Library's reading program site, Beanstack. If you've never registered for one of our reading programs online, sign up on the Beanstack website by filling out some basic information, and then you can enroll yourself in #ReadICT and other Wichita Public Library challenges. By tracking on Beanstack, you will be eligible for monthly drawings featuring book-related prizes.
If you prefer to track your progress on paper, you can download and print a paper reading log . A paper log can be returned to any Wichita Public Library location so staff can record your success.
Download the free Beanstack app to track your progress on your Android or Apple mobile device.
It's no secret we love books. Check out Read. Return. Repeat., a podcast where we talk to authors and book lovers and share reading recommendations in different #ReadICT categories. Listen on your favorite podcast platform or watch us on YouTube.
From May 25-August 1, the Library will hold an adult summer reading challenge. On a virtual bingo board, complete activities that include reading, utilizing some new library services, and getting into our Wichita community. You can pre-register for that challenge today on our Beanstack site or in the Beanstack app.
Share your love of reading with others taking the challenge by joining the #ReadICT Challenge Facebook group. Find out what's trending near you, post book reviews, look for local and virtual events, and share book humor with like-minded folks.
An additional six categories were added midway through the 2020 challenge:
An "extra credit" challenge was issued on March 4, 2017 with 12 additional categories: