Ultimate Book Nerd - 2024
UBN is Back for the 3rd Year! Live and in 3-D!
Read 50 books that fit in our new categories to complete the challenge!
Is your nose always buried in a book? Is there a giant stack of books on your nightstand? Do you say things like, “so many books, so little time” or “just one more chapter”? Are you on the hold list for the next book of all your favorite series? If so, you just might be a candidate to become an…ULTIMATE BOOK NERD!
Q: How do you officially become a card-carrying Ultimate Book Nerd?
A: Read 50 books that fit our challenge categories between January 1 – December 31, 2023.
• Teens and Adults: Read one (1) book per category. Think broadly as you think about the category—feel free to go outside the box and be sure to find a book that works for the challenge AND for you!
• Kids 12 and younger: You are part of UBN Jr. You have your own book categories.
• Audiobooks, e-books, and graphic novels all count.
• You must have a valid Concord Public Library card to participate!
You must be registered to participate in this program. Use this link to sign up and we will send you your reading logs via email. You may also register in person and pick up printed copies of the reading logs.
We are happy to announce the arrival of the online tool, Beanstack! Beanstack allows patrons to track reading online via the Beanstack app or website. Using your mobile device or tablet, download the app or using your desktop or laptop visit concordnh.beanstack.org. Once you create an account, you can join the UBN reading challenge. Do you have little ones who will be taking part in UBN Jr.? Great! Once you register for the challenge, it will ask if you’d like to add a child or another adult. Once registered, log your reading under the “activities” tab. Do you have to use Beanstack? No, you can of course continue to use the paper card to log your reading. Now, get reading and if you have any questions, please let us know.
Q: Where did this awesome idea come from?
A: Friendly public librarians from the great state of Idaho who were gracious enough to share their brainchild.
Q: Do the books I read for UBN, count toward my summer and winter reading goals or 1000 Books Before Kindergarten?
A: Yes! Since this is a year-long program, you can count them for other programs/book challenges as they come up.
Q: What if I need book suggestions/recommendations?
A: Librarians are standing by—ready to help! Ask us in-person or by Email for ideas, or check out our online reading recommendations webpage. Adults--you might also want to come to our monthly program, Books and Brew, to chat with fellow book lovers and ask for suggestions.
Q: What do I do when I finish?
A: Let us know! Bring in your reading log.
Q: What happens at the end of the year?
A: All UBN finishers will receive amazing swag!
If you have questions or need further information, please call the library at 603-225-8670.