As the weather cools off, you may be looking for your next great read. We can help, and we have a special fall reading challenge for every age!
Every bookworm needs their brain food! In our Bookworms Fall Reading Challenge, kids ages 0-12 can track their reading via the free Beanstack app to earn badges and have more chances at great prizes! Each week until December 21 one reader will win a $10 gift certificate to Georgian Bay Books!
Teens and adults don’t miss out, either! Our 10 to Try Fall Reading Challenge is open to everyone ages 12 and up, and asks you to broaden your reading experience by reading a book in each of ten categories (a book by an Indigenous author, a book in translation, a book adapted for film). There are book suggestions listed in the challenge if you don’t have books in mind already. Track via the free Beanstack app – everyone who finishes the challenge by December 21 will win an MPL camping mug (while supplies last).
If you’re having trouble finding a new book, we have lots of ways to help. We have access to a great resource called NoveList. If you click on a favourite print title in our online catalogue, it will display a dropdown section called NoveList Content, which includes information on the series, readalike titles, and other authors you might enjoy. You can also go straight to NoveList for an in-depth search, from our eDatabases page.
Library staff are experts at providing recommendations if you come to the Library during our open hours. We also have an online personalized reading recommendations page – give us a little bit of information about what you like to read, and we’ll send along a few choices. You can find it here. We’re offering sneak peeks at new books in our collections with quick weekly videos for adults, teens, and children – find them on our Facebook and YouTube pages, thanks to the Government of Canada and the United Way of Simcoe Muskoka.