Read Woke Challenge

Read Woke is a movement. It is a feeling. It is a style. It is a form of education. It is a call to action; it is our right as lifelong learners. It means arming yourself with knowledge in order to better protect your rights. Knowledge is power and no one can take it away. It means learning about others so that you can treat people with the respect and dignity that they deserve no matter their religion, race, creed, or colour.

I concluded that a Woke Book must:

  • Challenge a social norm
  • Give voice to the voiceless
  • Provide information about a group that has been disenfranchised
  • Seek to challenge the status quo
  • Have a protagonist from an underrepresented or oppressed group ”

– Cicely Lewis, creator of Read Woke Discover diverse books, log activities, and READ WOKE.


Our Read Woke challenge will be running until June 18th, 2021.

Discover diverse books, log activities and READ WOKE.

Summer Reading 

NFPL’s Summer Reading Clubs offer kids, teens, families and adults a fun way to fill your summer with great books and engaging activities.

Log reading minutes to participate in our community goal of reading 1 million minutes and complete activities to earn virtual badges. 


This year we have three Summer Reading Clubs and one Community Goal!!

We invite everyone to help reach our community goal of reading 1 million minutes this summer. Get involved. Get excited. #NFPLmillion

Every Child Ready to Read

Participate in the Niagara Falls Public Library Every Child Ready to Read Summer Challenge. Complete literacy activities based on the practices of Every Child Ready to Read. Ages 2-5.

Kids Summer Reading Club

The Niagara Falls Public Library invites you to keep reading, exploring, and discovering all summer long with our Summer Reading Club! Log your reading minutes to participate in our community goal of reading 1 million minutes this summer and complete activities to win virtual badges and prizes. All ages. 

9 to Try Summer Reading Club

Calling all teens and adults! Challenge yourself to read, explore and do something new with 9 to Try. Complete badges for a chance to win book giveaways. Log your reading minutes to contribute to our Community goal of reading 1 million minutes this summer! Ages 9+



How do we join?

This year we’ve moved our Summer Reading clubs to an online platform known as Beanstack. Visit the Beanstack website or download the app to sign up. Register for our Summer Reading Clubs to log your reading minutes, complete activities and earn virtual badges. 

When does registration begin?

All Summer Reading Clubs begin on Monday, June 15th. Customers will be able to pre register for clubs starting Monday June 8th.  

How does it work?

When you sign up with Beanstack you will be able to register for any of our Summer Reading Clubs that fit your age. Once signed up for your club you will be able to start participating in activities! 

What can we read?

As always ALL reading counts. You are encouraged to read whatever you wish, in whatever format and language you feel most comfortable with. You can also listen to someone read or tell stories. 

Who can join?

The NFPL SRC welcomes ALL children, teens, families and adults to participate.