Smokey Bear Reading Challenge


Help Smokey Bear celebrate his 80th birthday through the Smokey Bear Reading Challenge! 

Encourage your library patrons to read books, visit Massachusetts parks, take action, and have fun from January to November 28th, 2024! This reading challenge is aimed at kids ages 4-10, but all ages are welcome. 

📋 If you'd like your library to participate, please sign up here.

This reading challenge is brought to you by the USDA, US Forest Service and Mass DCR in collaboration with the Massachusetts Library System and the Massachusetts Board of Library Comissioners.  For any questions, please contact Christi Farrar (, Celeste Bruno ( or June Thammasnong ( - thank you!