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 book, then draw a picture of your favorite character.


CHALLENGE: Read a book that is set in the past.

Historical fiction is a term you can search.



CHALLENGE: Read a book with siblings in it.


CHALLENGE: Read a cookbook and make a snack or meal you saw in the book.

Find cookbooks in the 641s.


CHALLENGE:  Read a book set in a school.




CHALLENGE: Read a scary book, or a silly book.



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 fantasy book.

Do a keyword search for "fantasy" and limit by audience.


CHALLENGE: Read a book about weather.

Look in the juvenile non-fiction weather section.


CHALLENGE:  Read a book by a Black author.

Do a Bibliocommons list search for Black children's authors or ask a librarian.



CHALLENGE: Read a book that you found on a display.

Books are displayed all around the library.

Spring Break Challenge

CHALLENGE: Read a book about a favorite hobby or interest.


CHALLENGE: Ask a friend what their favorite book is, and then read it.


CHALLENGE: Read a book with trivia, then tell someone a fact you learned.