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Smokey Bear Reading Challenge

usda, forest service, REL, Garrett Forestry Board, MD Forest Service logos; Smokey Bear 80th birthday logo; fawn; greenery; fox; pinecone; acorn; fox; squirrel; chipmunk; raccoon

Help us celebrate Smokey's 80th Birthday by entering the Smokey Bear Reading Challenge for a chance to win prizes! You'll also learn how to prevent wildfires and help the environment. (Pick up your reading challenge log from any library location or print your copy using the PDF link below.)

How it works:

  • Read three or more books on wildfire prevention or the environment - choose books from Smokey's Reading list (available at or pick your own!
  • Then earn four badges by completing at least one activity in each section on the back of your reading challenge log. 
  • Return your log to any branch of the Ruth Enlow Library by May 31st to enter the prize drawing


Featured Slide Files: 
PDF icon Smokey Bear Reading Challenge Log3.99 MB