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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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Imagine It! Summer Reading Challenge

May 15–August 31, 2021

Summer is a great time to let your imagination soar!

Sign up for the all-ages Imagine It! Summer Reading Challenge. Prizes include books, backpacks, and a whole lot more:

>> Imagine It! Summer Reading Challenge for Kids
>> Imagine It! Summer Reading Challenge for Teens
>> Imagine It! Summer Reading Challenge for Adults

Already have the Beanstack app? You can sign up everyone in your family there!

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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!

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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Get your free Imagine It! tote bag at the Main Library or Douglass Branch!

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Book Bundles

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