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 ref@chelseadistrictlibrary.org 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.

NASA @ My Library presents Explore Our Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope Challenge

Dec. 1 – 31, 2021

Learn all about the science behind NASA’s newest space telescope mission, the James Webb Space Telescope. With reading suggestions, activities, and lots of fun for all ages from babies to adults, this all-virtual challange will launch learning into outer space. Get started on Beanstack today!

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Washtenaw Reads

Jan. 3 – Feb. 28, 2022

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 Being Heumann by Judith Heumann with Kristin Joiner. In her candid memoir, Heumann recounts her childhood struggle for equality after becoming paralyzed from polio, and her adult fights for justice in ensuring and protecting disabled peoples' rights. Find Being Heumann in the library catalog and place a hold today.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights

On hiatus for 2022.

CDL’s winter reading game has gone virtual! This program is for all ages, kids through adults. Click here to register and read the rules.

Summer Reading Program

2022 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.