Submitted by bordentown on

Spring is right around the corner and it’s time to get serious about firming up those New Year’s resolutions. Why not make one a commitment to visit your local library and set some reading goals?

Here are a few ideas:

  • Determine the number of books you want to complete by 2020 and develop a plan. For example, resolve to read two books per month or even one book per week!
  • Try a different genre each month.
  • Take the ABC challenge; go through the alphabet by book title or author name.
  • Join a book club! Burlington County Library System offers Borrow a Book Club, a service that provides multiple copies of selected titles along with materials to help facilitate book club activities.
  • Take the color challenge; read books that with covers that have the same color or work your way through the rainbow!
  • Explore different formats, including eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, free verse and more!
  • Read books that have won the Newbery or Caldecott awards.
  • Choose ten states or countries you would love to visit and read one book set in each of those locations.
  • Read through the decades.
  • Read a book and then watch its movie adaptation to compare.
  • Read through the classics.
  • Focus on self-improvement and check out some inspirational books.

Remember, no matter what the goal, it’s always helpful to track your reading. Beanstack is a great resource for all ages. Log what you read, get reading recommendations and a whole lot more! It’s fun to look back at all you’ve accomplished and to be reminded of the stories you may have forgotten.