Shrewsbury Public Library

MA Center for the Book Reading Challenge


How to Participate

1. Sign up on the Massachusetts Center for the Book website.

2. Choose and read a book that fits the monthly challenge.

3. Log in and tell us about the book!

That's it!


Need some reading suggestions? Check out this list! Each title brings you to the book in our catalog.


January - A book you read years ago that you may feel differently about now


February - A book with a color in the title


March - A book whose protagonist has a different culture/lifestyle from you


April - A book about nature, the environment, or climate change


May - A graphic novel


June - A book that inspired a film or TV series


July - A book by an author born outside of the U.S.


August - A book whose title starts with the same letter as your birthday month


September - A debut book by a Massachusetts author


October - A book about a time in history you’d like to know more about


November - A relaxing, soul-soothing book


December - A well-reviewed book in your least favorite genre


  • Dedicated readers will be invited to a year-end celebration hosted by Mass Center for the Book.
  • If you read a book in each of the 12 months, you will be entered in a drawing to win 1 of 2 totes filled with books.
  • New this year! We will be drawing two names on the last day of each month to win a free book! Make sure you get those entries in before the end of the month.
  • Have questions? View Massachusetts Center for the Book's FAQ.
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    Monday: 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
    Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
    Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
    Thursday: 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m
    Friday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Sunday: October through May
    1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

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    Shrewsbury Public Library
    609 Main Street
    Shrewsbury, MA 01545