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Welcome to MPL's 100 Books Before Graduation reading challenge! Your goal is to read 100 books before you graduate from high school. If you do, you will receive prizes as you participate. Prizes will be awarded after reading 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100 books! 

This program is for ages 13-19

How to Participate

  • Register by visiting https://mitchellsd.readsquared.com/ or search "READSquared" in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to download the READSquared app. Create an account and choose 100 Books Before Graduation to begin.
  • You can also register and use a paper log to track your reading. Come to the library to fill out a paper registration form to get your booklet.
  • Books can be from anywhere - your home, school or public library. All books, except picture books, count toward your 100 book goal.

E-books and e-audiobooks

You can borrow e-books and audiobooks from home using your MPL Library Card. You can check out both collections at South Dakota Titles To Go or the Libby app.


Prizes are subject to change at any time.

  • 20 Books: 1 Prize Book
  • 40 Books: 1 Prize Book & Tumbler
  • 60 Books: 1 Prize Book & Portable Power Bank
  • 80 Books: 1 Prize Book & Hoodie
  • 100 Books: 1 Prize Book & Backpack filled with snacks and other items

Monthly raffle for anyone who logs at least one book in a month and notifies the library by the last day of the month.

Title Suggestions and Book Lists Coming Soon


Can I use the same book more than once on my log if I re-read it?

No, for this program we would like for you to read 100 separate titles, so you have the chance to read as many books as possible.  

I started a book, but didn’t like it and don’t want to finish it. Can I still add it to my list?  

If you have given the book a genuine shot by reading at least 50% of it, then you can add it to your list.  

Do books I read as part of a class assignment count?


Do books read in other Mitchell Public Library programs count? 

Yes! We encourage you to participate in the Summer Reading Programs and the Winter Reading Challenges. Anything you read for those program can also be used for Hundred Books Before Graduation.