The Reading Decathlon

Reading Decathlon; 10 books, 10 events, 10 weeks, Fall 2022

The Southfield Public Library is excited to announce a NEW reading program, the Reading Decathlon! This is a team reading competition that will include activities, events, and of course reading!  

Teams are asked to read at least 10 books that meet 10 criteria and participate in 10 reading inspired events, over 10 weeks January 9, 2023 – March 17, 2023. Registration begins October 3rd, 2022 at the Youth Reference Desk.  

How Does Your Team Score Points?

  • 1 Point for Every Book Read
  • 3 Book for Every Book Review (submitted via Readsquared)

The top 10 scoring teams will be invited to a the Book Bowl Tournament. The Tournament questions will be drawn from 10 books voted on by the Decathlon participants. The final 10 books will be announced by January 1st, 2023. (Click here to vote)  

If you have an existing Readsquared account a librarian will manually add you to your team. If you do not have an existing Readsquared account a librarian will create one for you. Please wait until you have received a registration confirmation before logging any reading, this should take no more than 3 to 5 days. 

Author Visit

Join us on March 20, 2023, at 6:00 pm for an awards ceremony and author visit by Kelly J. Baptist. Baptist is the author of Isaiah Dunn is My HeroThe Swag is in the Socks, and The Electric Slide and Kai

Image of author Kelly J. Baptist


For more information watch this instructional video. Have a question that was not addressed in the videoSubmit it here and attend the in person informational meeting November 7, 2022. 

Book Criteria

The Reading Decathlon Book Criteria


Book Discussion: Isiah Dunn is My Hero
Cosplay craft take & make
Book Fair Potluck
Design a bookmark
Journal Making
Fan Fiction Meet Up
Create Art Inspired By a Book
Black Out Poetry Take & Make
Any Other SPL Event
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