Global Reading Challenge

Global Reading Challenge 2023

North Beach 4th & 5th Graders are invited to participate in this year’s Global Reading Challenge!!

2023 GRC Books: Seattle Public Library: Global Reading Challenge

GRC Mission

To encourage reading as a fun and recreational activity that allows 4th & 5th grade students of all reading abilities to engage in the pleasure of reading. This citywide program is a collaborative effort between the Seattle Public Library and the Seattle Public Schools.

GRC Goals

1.  To promote a love of reading
2.  To foster teamwork and cooperative thinking
3.  Introduce students to diverse viewpoints
4.  To share quality children’s literature that represents a diversity of experiences at a variety of reading levels.

How it Works

Between November 1st  through early February, students will work independently or within teams to read as many of the books as possible.   During the week of November 1st, each 4th and 5th grade library class will be visited by our SPL children’s librarian, Ms. Louisa, to help kick off the GRC!

The books will be available digitally at SPL via Library Link. (All students have an account).  All physical copies of these books are available through the North Beach Library or Seattle Public Library

Details on how the “In-School” Challenge will follow once SPL irons out all the details for this years GRC

Learn more about the program on the Seattle Public Library website.