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The 2020 Reading Challenge

 2020 is an auspicious year. We are celebrating “Provincetown 400” because the written history of our town dates back to 1620. We are celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage. We will have a presidential election. And we will also read lots of great books in the Provincetown Library Reading Challenge.

The Provincetown Library 2020 Reading Challenge gives you permission to read books you choose while expanding your horizons. Read 12 books in 12 months. Choose your own books from 12 different categories, all of them hand-picked for 2020. Discuss your choices, have fun, and win prizes!

Anyone interested in a reading adventure can join our group on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/614236512111364/), sign up on the Library website, or at the circulation desk in the Provincetown Library. Reading Challenge participants will be able to discuss their progress on Facebook, by email, or in person at the Library’s Friday morning coffee hour. This will begin on January 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., and continue on the first Friday of each month thereafter.

Signing up for the Reading Challenge qualifies you for a prize upon completion at the end of the year. You do not have to live in Provincetown to participate in the Reading Challenge, but anyone who checks all 12 books out of the collection at the Provincetown Library will get a special prize.

Here are the categories:

 A book associated with Provincetown or Cape Cod

A book written by a woman before 1920, when women got the vote

A book written by a woman who won a major award (Pulitzer, National Book Award, Nobel, etc.) after 1920

A book nominated for an award in 2020

A book you’ve been meaning to read

A book published before you were born 

A book in translation

A book of any genre that addresses current events

An immigrant story – true or fictional 

A book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection

A book by or about an American Indian

A book about a subject that fascinates you

 

 

 

Get out your library card and start reading!

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About the Provincetown Library: 

Located downtown on Commercial Street, the Library is both a literal and metaphorical center of the Provincetown community, housing nearly 40,000 items, more than 30 works of art from the Town’s Art Collection, and the Rose Dorothea Schooner model.

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