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Extreme Book Nerd Challenge - Official Rules 2019

50 books in 50 weeks in 50 categories*


  • Extreme Book Nerd runs from January 3, 2019 through December 20, 2019.

  • One category per book for a total of 50 books in 50 weeks, to be read by December 20, 2019.

  • Only Meridian Library District cardholders are eligible to win the completion prize. All other library cardholders are welcome to enjoy the challenge for bragging rights.

  • All books read for the challenge need to be recorded in your Extreme Book Nerd reading log (physically or digitally) with the title, author, and date finished for each book listed with each category.

    • To be rewarded for finishing the Extreme Book Nerd Challenge, you will have to return to a library staff member and have them sign off on your completed categories in your Extreme Book Nerd log by December 20, 2019.

    • Reading logs will only be accepted in the distributed paper format or via online registration through the Meridian Library District website.

  • Books for other reading programs and book clubs can be counted toward this challenge as long as they fit into one of the categories (i.e., Summer Reading Program, Winter Reading Program, book clubs, school assignments, etc.) and are done by December 20, 2019.

  • Audiobooks can be counted toward the challenge.

  • Books must be Middle Grade reading level or higher to count toward the challenge.

  • All books finished and reported by December 20, 2019 can be counted toward this challenge.

  • Participants who finish the challenge by December 20, 2019 will receive an exclusive prize: Choice of a blanket, long-sleeve or short-sleeve shirt with the challenge logo printed on it.

Only one category per book. You cannot use the same book for multiple categories.

*Teens need only to complete 35 of the categories in the Challenge to be awarded the prize. Books beyond the needed 35 will not be counted toward another challenge, nor will another prize be awarded.

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