Bad Book Challenge: How to Bring Your Own "Bad" Book
Greetings, Challengers. Greg here, your official Bad Book Challenge Librarian.
How's Beanstack been treating you this week? If you're getting bored of the Bad Book Challenge titles we've selected, or if you love them so much you've been through most or all of them already, I wanted to remind you that you can skip ahead to badge number 10 at any time. That, of course, is the Bring Your Own Bad Book badge, quite possible the baddest badge of them all.
It's pretty self-explanatory: pick any book you like, read it, and claim your badge. Like everything in Beanstack, it's that easy. Or is it? Let me take this opportunity to clear up a few questions you may have:
Q. What does bad even mean?
A. According to Merriam-Webster, bad is an adjective that means "failing to reach an acceptable standard" and/or "morally objectionable" and/or "inadequate or unsuited to a purpose" and/or it can be slang for something or someone that is "GOOD, GREAT" or "TOUGH, MEAN". So, a few different things, some completely opposite to the others.
Q. Yes, but which definition of bad are we using in the NFPL Bad Book Challenge?
A. Any and all of the above.
Q. How bad does the bad book I bring have to be?
A. Pretty bad, I would think, but it's really up to you.
Q. What if I'm having trouble finding a bad book to bring?
A. This one I can be a bit more helpful with. If you're looking for something to read, there are a few ways you can do it:
- Physically. That's right, the library is actually open again. Let me repeat: you can actually go the library building, walk inside, browse the shelves and check out books! A novel concept in the age of COVID. But seriously, Browse, Borrow and Go service is available at the Victoria Avenue Library, Community Centre Library and Chippawa Library. That means you're required to wear a face covering and unfortunately you're not able to hang around, at least not yet, since the number of people we're allowed to have inside is very limited. But, hey, it's a start!
- Virtually. If you're more comfortable browsing from home, have a look at the selection of eBooks we offer through cloudLibrary and hoopla. For a hybrid approach, search or browse our catalogue online for physical books and place a hold on them for Take and Go pickup at Stamford Library, Community Centre Library and Chippawa Library or curbside pickup at Victoria Avenue Library.
- Ask Us.
- If you're looking for reading recommendations, reach out to us at 905-356-8080 or email@example.com and we'll put you in touch with someone who can help.
As you can see, there are more ways than one to find something bad to read. So what are you waiting for?
Questions? Comments? Reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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