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A May Reading Challenge

Posted by STAIR-Annapolis on May 5, 2021

May is a fantastic month to be a reader!

This month, we celebrate teachers and children’s books, challenge ourselves to go screen-free (just for a little while…you can do it!), we honor Mother Goose, biographers, limericks, and cartoonists, AND we try to get caught reading!

Whether you prefer reading in a sunny spot or browsing a book in the shade, you’re sure to find a great prompt or two in our reading challenge. Remember, our friends at Anne Arundel County Public Libraries are open again for in-person browsing so head to your favorite local branch to find your next great read. They’ve missed you! If you like to buy your books, you can support STAIR-Annapolis just by shopping on Amazon. Simply visit and select Start The Adventure In Reading (STAIR) – Annapolis as your preferred charity. You’ll enjoy all the same Amazon products, prices, and fast shipping you’re used to and STAIR will receive a portion of your purchase price at no extra cost to you. It’s such an easy way to make a big difference.

For a simple May reading challenge that’s easy to adapt to any age, reading level, or genre preference, follow the list below. One book per week, every week this month:

  • For Screen-Free Week (May 2-8) // Read a book about television, film, or computers.
  • For Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3-8) // Read a book with the word “TEACHER” or “SCHOOL” in the title.
  • For Children’s Book Week (May 3-9) // Read a children’s book you loved when you were young. Younger readers can read their favorite picture book!
  • Get Caught Reading! (all month long) // Read a book in a public place: at the park, in the grocery store, in the breakroom, at a restaurant, outside a coffee shop, at school…

Good luck! We’ll be back next month with a new reading challenge for you. Until then, keep reading!

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