All Our Voices

 

Introducing All Our Voices: Acton’s Read Woke program! All Our Voices is the library's NEW online reading challenge! We invite all ages to read or listen to books that amplify underrepresented voices, provide information about disenfranchised groups, or challenge social norms.

 

What is the All Our Voices challenge?

The All Our Voices challenge encourages you to read or listen to books from specific categories. The categories include African American & Black Voices; Asian American Voices; Diverse Abilities; Female Voices; Hispanic American & Latinx Voices,  Immigrant & Refugee Voices, LGBTQ+ Voices; Mental Health; Native American & Indigenous Peoples’ Voices; Poverty & Homelessness; and Social Injustice & Racism.

This challenge will run from February 22 - May 31, 2021. We encourage you to from read or listen to titles from as many of these categories as you can. The purpose of this challenge is to read or listen to books from multiple perspectives.

 

How do I participate?

Library members of all ages can participate in the All Our Voices challenge by following these steps:

  1. Register for the challenge on the library's Beanstack webpage: actonmemorial.beanstack.org/
  2. Click on any of the badges on AML's main Beanstack page. There will be a link to a list of titles that fit that category. Choose one of those titles.
  3. When you’ve finished reading or listening to the book, click on the appropriate badge again and enter the title. You will then have completed that badge.
  4. When you’ve read one book from each of five categories, you will receive a certificate from Beanstack. But you don’t have to stop there! Read More, Read All Our Voices!

Please also log your reading on Beanstack, as this will help us keep track of how many books or minutes have been read by all challenge participants.

If you are on social media, please share your badges and tag the library! We would love to see your progress!

  • Facebook: @ActonMemorialLibrary
  • Instagram: @actonlibrary
  • Twitter: @ActonMemLibrary

 

How do I find titles for each category?

To help you find books for all the different categories, Acton's librarians have created reading lists for each category and for children, teens, young adults, and adults:

 

Questions? For assistance with requesting books or borrowing from the digital library, please email Reference at reference@actonma.gov or the Children's Department at ActChildrens@minlib.net. You can also call Reference at 978-929-6543 and leave a voice message. A staff member will get back to you.