Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Reading Without Walls Summer Reading Challenge

READING WITHOUT WALLS encourages students and adults to read a variety of books with different themes, diverse authors and content, formats, settings, characters, and subjects. The program was created by cartoonist and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Gene Luen Yang.

"Reading is a fantastic way to open your minds and hearts to new people, places, and ideas," says Yang. "Through reading, I've met new friends, learned new facts, and become a better person."

Visit the Sharon Forks Library to browse
staff recommendations for #ReadingWithoutWalls.

Join the Challenge

Anyone can participate in READING WITHOUT WALLS simply by finding something new and different to read, such as:

  • Reading a book about a character who doesn't look like you or live like you
  • Reading a book on a topic you don't know much about
  • Reading a book in a format that you don't normally read for fun, such as a chapter book, a graphic novel, a book in verse, or an audiobook

Share Your #ReadingWithoutWalls Story

Look for weekly recommendations from the FCPL staff on Facebook and Instagram, then share the books you're reading with the hashtags #fcplstories and #readingwithoutwalls.

Free Activity Kit for Young Readers

If you'd like to share the READING WITHOUT WALLS challenge with young readers, download this Activity Kit from