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Reading Challenges


Want to win free books and other prizes? Sign up for one of our Reading Challenges!

You can sign up online or at the library. The Beanstack app makes it easy to track your family’s reading. Have you already participated in a reading challenge? No need to sign up again. Just log into your Beanstack account and then select a new challenge!

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Explore More! Summer Reading Challenge

Through August 31, 2020

Everyone can win prize books and more! Sign up for this summer’s all-ages Explore More! Summer Reading Challenge, read together, and start collecting your prizes. (You can even pick up prizes using our curbside service.)

Kids can read to win prize books and an Explore More! dinosaur wallet. Teen readers can look forward to winning books, coupons, and a special 20-Hour Reading Club backpack. Adults can win grand prizes gift baskets ($125 value) with cooking, gardening, and technology gift cards and swag from local businesses.

For Kids – Infants to 4th grade graduates
For Teens – Middle and high school students
For Adults

New!  Explore More Coloring Sheet and 12 Dinos Coloring Sheet  to print at home and enjoy.

It’s easy to track your reading using the Beanstack app!

Made possible with support from the Library Friends.


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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Sign up for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Challenge and enjoy reading 1000 books with your little one!

HOW IT WORKS
Read 1000 books with your child from birth to age 5.
• Log each book, or you can scan the book’s ISBN code.
• If you read a few books at a time, you can enter those at once.
• For every 100 books you log, you’ll earn a badge on Beanstack and a prize sticker to pick up at your next library visit.
• When you finish  1000 books, come back with your child to choose a free book!

Repeat readings of books are counted.

Happy Reading!

Looking for reading ideas? Ask us.
Check out our Early Childhood Resources.

The 1000 Books Foundation is a  national organization  dedicated to promoting reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers and encouraging parent and child bonding through reading.

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Updated June 25, 2020



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