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CALGARY EXPO READING CHALLENGE

Ready to discover new worlds (without leaving your home)? Explore your fandom and join the CALGARY EXPO Reading Challenge, in partnership with the Calgary Public Library! 

From February 1 – May 15, join in and complete reading and creative challenges that embrace fandom and nourish your inner (or outer) geek! Taking place 100% online, this challenge is open to anyone! The best part? Every challenge you complete is an entry to win a PRIZE!

How It Works:

Once you’ve signed up to participate in the challenge, you have until May 15th to collect as many badges as you can. To earn a badge, you must complete a challenge. Some badges are reading challenges, and some are creative challenges. You will find the instructions for each challenge when you click on a badge. Once you complete a challenge, not only will you be rewarded with the virtual badge but you’ll receive 1 entry to win a prize pack. The more badges you earn, the more entries you collect. Winners will be drawn after May 15th.

Show us what you’re reading and share your creative challenges on social media with #calgaryexporeads, and make sure to tag @calgarylibrary and @calgaryexpo for your chance to be featured!


What are Reading Challenges?
What are Reading Challenges?

Reading Challenge Badge Example:
DRAGON BADGE: Read a book that features a DRAGON!

To earn a badge for a reading challenge, you must read a book that is outlined by the badge description.

*If you need some help picking a book, check out the book recommendation lists for some inspiration! 

What are Creative Challenges?
What are Creative Challenges?

Creative Challenge Badge Example:
ALIEN BADGE: Design your own alien! Get creative - you can draw, paint, sew, build, or sculpt your alien!

To earn a badge for a creative challenge, you must complete the activity that is outlined by the badge description.

What Are the Prizes?

With every badge you earn you receive an entry to win a prize and could win ONE (1) of 25 prizes: 

Learning Prize Pack (1 OF 2)
ONE (1) CALGARY EXPO Backpack, ONE (1) Spiderman Lunchbox, ONE (1) Mini Marvels Book, ONE (1) CALGARY EXPO Sketchbook, and ONE (1) Family Pass to CALGARY EXPO 2021!

Comic Prize Pack (1 OF 2)
ONE (1) CALGARY EXPO Crossbody Bag, ONE (1) CALGARY EXPO Mug, ONE (1) The War of Realms / Variant Edition #1 (Marvel) Comic Book, ONE (1) Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spiderman #1 (Marvel) Comic Book, ONE (1) Marvel Legacy #1 (Marvel) Comic Book, ONE (1) Iron Fist (Marvel) Comic Book, ONE (1) CALGARY EXPO Sketchbook, and ONE (1) Premium Pass to CALGARY EXPO 2021!

Art Book Prize Pack
2010 – 2019 CALGARY EXPO Art Book Collection - that’s EIGHT (8) Art Books! -, ONE (1) CALGARY EXPO Sketchbook, and ONE (1) Four Day Pass to CALGARY EXPO 2021!

BONUS: Keep an eye on our social media for additional prize giveaways throughout the challenge! 

How to Sign Up:

  • Click here to sign up
  • Click on the appropriate option - “I am registering myself” or “I am an adult registering a child”.
  • Fill in the reader’s information. The only required fields are first name, email, password, and age.  Library cards are optional but encouraged (Don’t have a Library Card? No problem! You can still sign up for the challenge without a Library Card, but you won’t be able to sign out any books from the Calgary Public Library. See below on how to register for a free Library Card!)
  • If you’d like to sign up other family members or friends, click “Yes”, which will take you to another reader information form. Click ‘no’ to finish the sign up.
  • Voila! You’re now signed up for the CALGARY EXPO Reading Challenge! From here you will see all the badges and can click on a badge to see details on the challenge!

Click here to sign up for a Calgary Public Library Membership Card.

IN Partnership WITH


The CALGARY EXPO Reading Challenge is presented in partnership with the Calgary Public Library!