CDL Reading Programs

Chelsea District Library rewards readers! From birth through adulthood, CDL has a reading program for everyone. Build literacy, get book recommendations, save a reading log, earn great prizes, and more. See the programs below for details and choose the program that fits your life!

Many CDL reading programs use Beanstack to record books, hours, and reviews. Click the button to jump directly to Beanstack. Prefer paper? Contact a librarian at 734-475-8732, ext. 219 or for non-digital options.

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Ongoing — Join at any time.

CDL is excited for this brand new program to assist parents in reading 1,000 books before kindergarten! Participants will receive rewards along the way, including free books. Start the program any time, from birth to preschool. Click to read more about this ongoing program and sign up.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights

Jan. 4 – Feb. 26, 2021

CDL’s winter reading game has gone virtual! From Jan. 4–Feb. 26, write book reviews for a chance to win a Zou Zou’s gift card. This program is for all ages, kids through adults. Click here to register and read the rules.

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Washtenaw Reads

Jan. 4 – Feb. 28, 2021

The Washtenaw Reads program is a community initiative to promote reading and civic dialogue through the shared experience of reading and discussing a common book across Washtenaw County. This year's selection is the Coretta Scott King Author Honor-winning novel that examines the repercussions of a single violent act from the perspective of two teens—one white and one black—and the racial tensions that divide a school, community, and country. Find All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely in the library catalog and reserve a copy today.

Summer Reading Program

2021 Dates TBA

Read all summer long to earn prizes, tickets for the grand prize drawings, and free books! This program is open to all ages. Find more details and register here.