Around the World in 80 Days

December 1, 2020 – February 19, 2021

UPDATE December 26 — We hope browsing will be possible again soon! In the meantime, look over our lists and request items to have at home. If you need a passport, you can request it, or download and print your own!

red passport book cover with globe on top of open bookTravel the world without leaving your house! Around the World in 80 Days is our winter reading program for kids and families. Pick up your reading passport, decide where you want to visit, and start reading!

This program is for all ages. The challenge is to read 7 books in 80 days, and have each book be about a different continent. See our book lists below, and stop by to browse our continental displays. You can read, listen to an audiobook, listen to music, or watch a movie that takes place on different continents (when completing North America, please choose a different country other than the United States). Want us to pick out items for you? Try a World Explorer Pack.

Passports are available in person at the Children’s desk, so please sign up to make an appointment to come in and browse. Or click the passport image here to download and print your own at home.

Every time you visit a country, we will stamp the passport. Once you finish all 7, pick up your prize at the Children’s Desk! Have fun exploring and learning this winter.

Click on a continent below for book lists & virtual chalkboards.