Reading Challenges

We have reading challenges for all ages including Winter, Spring and Summer reading challenges! 
Check ReadSquared and register for our current reading challenge!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

An important reading initiative - find this reading challenge on ReadSquared too! 

Our 1,000 Books before Kindergarten challenge is simple. Read a book to your child, with the goal of reading 1000 before they enter school. You can read the same book 30 times... and count it 30 times. You can read one book each day... or have days when you read fifteen books!

After you finish 100 books with your child, you receive a "1,000 Books before Kindergarten" bookbag. You also receive free books and iron-on patches along the way.

Get started... Read to your child and start logging books!


StoryWalk™ gets children and adults to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Pages from a children's book with related activities are posted along a self-guided trail. Follow the signs to learn and play! And since StoryWalks™ are installed on self-guided trails, you can enjoy them on your own schedule any time of the year!

The Library and Kaniksu Land Trust currently partner on two permanent StoryWalk™ locations:

  • Dover StoryWalk™: located at Dover City Park on Lakeshore Avenue near Dover City Hall.
  • Ponderay StoryWalk™: located at McNearny Park behind Panhandle Animal Shelter.

Follow our StoryWalk™ Facebook page to stay connected. New titles and their locations are posted each month.

Kids' Digital Library

Small AR Bookfinder
Find books with accelerated reader quizzes.
Research tools for elementary age kids. 
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Popular magazine titles! Sort to "Family & Kids" category.
Free music downloads and streaming!
Gale Kids
A research tool just for kids!
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A research tool for 6th - 8th grade students.
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Movies, books, comic books and more!
Explore books for audiences K - 8th!
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eAudiobooks & eBooks just for kids.
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 Magazine titles like Nat Geo Kids & High Five!
Printable activity sheets and lesson plans.
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Encyclopedia for early-grade students.
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Encyclopedia for middle-grade students.

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