We love it when our patrons get excited about reading, so we created a little challenge for all of you! Read 10 different books, in our 10 different categories before the end of 2021. Complete the challenge, let us know, and you’ll be entered to win a $100 gift certificate. The contest is open to both youth and adult readers.

How do I enter?

  1. View a list of the categories (Adult) (Juvenile)
  2. Record the books you read in a way that is convenient for you – using our online reading site ReadSquared, write it on a piece of paper, scrawl it on an envelope, or even scribble it on a receipt.
  3. Once you complete the reading challenge, drop off your list at the library or email a photo of it to library@salem.lib.oh.us. Please include your name and contact information. If you use ReadSquared, you don’t need to do anything extra – the system will notify our staff once the challenge is complete.

What if I need recommendations?

Not sure what to read in a certain category? We have lots of ways to help! Our staff have prepared lists of popular books that fit each category which you can view here. You can also pick-up printed copies of these lists at the library. Also, try Novelist, our online reading recommendation tool which is great at bringing together readers with books they will love.

More questions?

Please email library@salem.lib.oh.us or call us at (330) 332-0042 and we’ll be happy to help.