Winter Reading Challenge


January 2022 marks our Fifth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, and kids & teens who complete the challenge will win cool prizes!

This year’s theme, Read for a Better World, is a fun and thought-provoking challenge to youth of all ages, encouraging them to explore joyful stories of diversity, learn empathy for others, and discover characters in fiction and nonfiction who inspire, uplift, and help us to better understand our big, beautiful world!

From January 1 to January 31, kids & teens can track their reading progress with the easy-to-use Beanstack portal. Plus, we offer unlimited access to Lerner Publishing Group’s young people’s book collection! You will also find some favorite books, listed by age group, from the experts in our Youth Services Department.

To complete the Winter Reading Challenge we are asking kids & teens (including babies) up to grade 12 to read (or be read to) for 5 hours (or 300 minutes) during the month of January. You can keep track of their reading online through Beanstack or download their easy-to-use app. (En Español)

Track Your Progress On Beanstack

Create or Sign In to Your Account on Beanstack

Take time in January to Read for a Better World with this year's Winter Reading Challenge! Register now by signing in to Beanstack, opens a new window for a chance to win prizes! Beanstack is also available as an app for either iOS, opens a new window or Android, opens a new window.

You can also track your progress on our printable bookmark that is also available at any of our branch libraries. Once the bookmark is completed, just turn it in at the Youth Services Desk of your local library to enter the prize drawing.

Start Reading!


For those that complete the challenge, we have the following prizes:

Prizes will be available starting January 18.  Please call your local branch for details.

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