The Reading Without Walls Challenge

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Gene Luen Yang, graphic novelist and 2016 National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature, is proposing The Reading Without Walls Challenge!

Gene wants every kid — every reader, really — to explore the world through books.  Books have played a vital role in getting Gene outside of my comfort zone.  He believes they can do the same for you.

Gene challenges you to read without walls in one of three ways:

1. Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you.

2. Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about.

3. Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read for fun. This might be a chapter book, a graphic novel, a book in verse, a picture book, or a hybrid book.

If you really want to go for the gold star, read a book that fits all three criteria!

Pick up a Reading Without Walls form from our Richmond Branch Children's Center, beginning January 3rd. Complete the form by February 1st and receive recognition on our Wall of Fame!

All ages can participate! Let's Read Without Walls!

This is a Reading, Writing & Poetry program from SFPL. We love reading/sharing/creating words.

We Love Diverse Books is an SFPL program that explores diverse literature. Join us in January for activities that highlight the unique stories of our rich communities such as author talks, cooking classes, cartooning workshops and more.
Check out all of our We Love Diverse Books programs here.

Upcoming Events

The Reading Without Walls Challenge
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 1:00 pm
Richmond, Richmond Children's Area
OWL: Older Writers Laboratory
Monday, January 23, 2017, 10:00 am
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room
The Reading Without Walls Challenge
Monday, January 23, 2017, 1:00 pm
Richmond, Richmond Children's Area

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Upcoming Classes

Growing Readers - 2nd and 3rd Grade
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 1:00 pm
Western Addition, Western Addition Meeting Room
Creative Writing Workshop
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 2:00 pm
Mission Bay, Mission Bay Program Room
Growing Readers - Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 10:30 am
Western Addition, Western Addition Meeting Room

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Current Exhibits

Celebrating the diverse and beautiful world of Ashley Bryan
Through Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Main Library, Children's Center Exhibit Space
The Illustrated Alice: The Imagining of Wonderland
Through Saturday, April 1, 2017
Main Library, Skylight Gallery
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