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November 25, 2015


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All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26.

Global Reading Challenge

2016 Global Reading Challenge

The Global Reading Challenge is a Battle of the Books program for 4th and 5th graders enrolled in Seattle Public Schools. The program encourages children to have fun and enjoy reading. After reading 10 books, children take part in a "Quiz Bowl" game to determine the winner for the city of Seattle.



Go to 2016 Book Titles


See past years' Global Reading Challenge book lists



To celebrate the 2016 Global Reading Challenge, Global authors Margi Preus, N.H. Senzai, and Katherine Applegate will give presentations to Global students.


Global Reading Challenge - Important Dates

Seven Semi-Finals Rounds

Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1, Central Library

  • Tuesday, March 1 - Friday, March 11
  • 62 Global teams

City Final

Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m.

  • Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1, Central Library


We Thank Our Sponsors

The Global Reading Challenge is made possible by funding from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, Wells Fargo Bank, Northwest Literacy Foundation, Tableau, the Ballard and Fremont Rotary clubs, and Toni Myers.