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    Global Reading Challenge 2020
    Posted on 12/09/2019
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    Global Reading Challenge

    View the 2020 titles on the Seattle Public Library site!

    E books, audio books and print copies available at your local Seattle Public Library branch (teams will have access to BF Day copies soon). *Fremont branch has print copies available for “checkout-free” borrowing (you don’t need a library card).


    What is it?

    The Global Reading Challenge is a reading incentive program for 4th and 5th graders enrolled in Seattle Public Schools. Students form teams and read 10 books, then take part in a trivia competition to determine the winner for the city of Seattle.

    Global Reading Challenge Goals 

    • To ensure the participation of children with higher and lower reading scores throughout the city.
    • To foster teamwork and cooperative thinking.
    • To build strong relationships between The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Public Schools.
    • To share quality children’s literature with the participants that represents a diversity of experiences at a variety of reading levels.
    • To promote the love of reading and have fun!

    B. F. Day Library Global Reading Challenge Update

    o 5th grade teams meet Thurs, 12/12 during lunch recess in Ms. Noreng’s room
    o 4th grade teams will meet Wed, 12/18 during lunch recess w/Ms. Noreng

    Books are available through the Seattle Public Library in a variety of formats:
    * E-books, audiobooks and good old-fashioned print
    * SPL is offering unlimited access to all GRC titles in audiobook and e-book format
    SPL link:


    Rocket and Moon DrawingVolunteers needed to help to lead lunchtime team meetings and to write up practice questions.

    Contact Mr. Hammer if interested: