​Rediscover reading with the Library Plus challenge.

From 7 October 2019 to 30 September 2020, Northamptonshire Libraries are challenging you to read, or listen to, 25 books.

  • discover new authors
  • rediscover your love of reading
  • share online

We will also have For the Love of Books bags to buy in our library shops.

For the Love of Books reading bags

How can you get involved?

Pledge your support for the challenge and enter a prize draw to win an iPad, kindly donated by Bolinda.

Submit your pledge

​Follow our social media accounts for updates, including mini challenges, throughout the year:

Tell us what you are reading using #DiveInto25.

​Share your opinion on the books you read on the library catalogue:

  • log into the library catalogue using your library card number and pin
  • search for the book that you would like to review
  • select the book and then click on 'Add your review'
  • write your review using the hashtag #DiveInto25 and then click save

Your review will be live on the catalogue once it has been verified.

You can also tell us on social media what you are reading using #DiveInto25.

Download and print your own reading log to keep a record of what you have read as part of this challenge. You can also tick off the mini challenges you complete.

Are you in a reading rut and fancy a new challenge or perhaps you would like to find more books of a similar writing style? The Book Doctor is here to help.

The Book Doctor can provide you with a personalised Book prescription of 3 book recommendations based on your likes and dislikes.

All the books listed will be available for loan from Northamptonshire Libraries, but we can’t guarantee that they will be available immediately from your local library.

Please be aware that it may take up to 10 working days to get a reply as each list is researched and curated individually by a real person.

Contact the Book Doctor

The following terms and conditions apply to the prize draw to win an iPad:

  • ​To enter the prize draw, you need to submit an online pledge to take part in For the Love of Books, select that you want to enter the prize draw, and provide an email address to be entered.
  • The prize draw is open to anyone who lives, works or studies in Northamptonshire except employees of Northamptonshire County Council.
  • The prize will need to be collected from a Northamptonshire Library.
  • The prize has been donated by Bolinda.
  • The winner will be chosen at random by Northamptonshire Libraries.
  • The winner will be contacted via the email submitted on their online pledge.
  • The decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to.
  • The prize draw will run from 9 September 2019 until 30 September 2020.
  • Northamptonshire Libraries are compliant with the data protection act. Our policy is such that we will not pass on your details to any third party without your prior consent. Further details about how we process personal data can be found in our privacy notice.