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Scappoose Public Library

Twelve to Try

Twelve to Try is a year long reading challenge that asks you to read a book in each of 12 categories, keep track of your reading, and share your favorites with the library and your fellow readers.  You also have the opportunity to broaden your reading horizons and maybe even win a prize!

Love a book you read? Hate it? Share your opinion and write a review using only 5 words! Pick up a review form at the library.

Twelve to Try FAQs

What are the 2020 categories?

A biography or memoir

A book recommended by SPL staff

A book made into a movie or TV show

A book set in a place you've never been

A book with a title longer than 5 words

A Young Adult book OR a graphic novel

A book that has won an award

A banned book

A book about a real event

A book about food

A book by an author of color

Who can enter Twelve to Try

Independent readers of all ages! We'll have recommendations for kids, teens, and adults.

How do I enter Twelve to Try?

You can pick up a tracker at the library to track your reading.  When you finish each category, bring in your tracker to get it punched.  When you finish a title in every category, bring the completed tracker to the library any time after March 15th to be entered into the prize drawing.

Is there a prize for completing Twelve to Try?

Yes! We are offering a finisher button to everyone who completes the challenge- just bring in your completed tracker to the library anytime after March 15.  You will also get your picture take for the Finisher's Wall.  Additionally, we will have quarterly prize drawings (March, June, September, December) so you will have 4 chances to win! You will receive on entry for every 3 books you complete, in addition to 1 when you complete the challenge, giving you a chance to earn at least 4 entries.

Can I finish Twelve to Try more than once?

No, once you've completed all the challenge categories and earned a button and drawing entries you are done for the year.  If you want to read through the categories again just for fun, however, you are welcome to do so!

Hours & Contact Information

52469 SE 2nd Street 
Scappoose, OR 97056


Reopening with limited hours June 17

Curbside pickup still available.

Monday         Closed
Tuesday         11:00-3:00
Wednesday     2:00-6:00
Thursday        11:00-3:00
Friday            2:00-6:00
Saturday        11:00-3:00
Sunday           Closed



Library2go eBooks and digital audio books are now listed in the library catalog!

Search the catalog for digital titles or click on the link above to go directly to the site.
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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Columbia County is participating in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.  Kids 0-5 years old can be signed-up to receive a FREE book every month in the mail.   The program is designed to encourage a love of reading from an early age.  

You can sign your child up here!