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Read Great Things Challenge

The official landing site for the Durham Tech Library's annual category-based recreational reading challenge-- the Read Great Things Challenge!

Read Great Things 2022 Challenge Completion Form

All done with your 2022 Read Great Things Reading Challenge? Ready to "win"? Fill out the online form [preferred] or fill out the checklist and email or turn it in to one of the Durham Tech Library locations.

2022 Reading Challenge

Durham Tech Library Read Great Things Challenge 2022: 5 Years of Reading Great Things Together

  • A happy or hopeful book
  • A book about the environment
  • A book set in the place you were born or where your family is from
  • A book about travel
  • A book about the brain
  • A book about community OR a community read [including any book from our 2022-23 Wynn Reading Circle list]
  • A book with a number in the title
  • An artsy book
  • Blast from the past! Pick your favorite category from one of our past reading challenges-- 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • A book about a monster
  • Genre fiction grab bag—pick one!: romance, horror, historical fiction, thriller, or mystery
  • A book recommended by a Durham Tech Library staff member or on the Library blog

Winner, Winner!

Each year, winners of the Read Great Things Challenge can opt into getting a prize to celebrate their accomplishment. Normally, the prize is announced in October or November. When we're able, we like to do a snack party and book swap to celebrate. 

Read Great Things 2022 prize preview: Fanny pack/waist bag with sample logo

The 2022 prize will likely be a fanny pack (or belt bag or bum bag if you're used to British English). This is not an image of the final product, but it will likely be similar.

Not your favorite but still want a prize? We have some prizes from previous years available that you can request on a first-come-first-served basis. Get to reading!