Want to win free books and other prizes? Sign up for one of our Reading Challenges! It’s a fun way to keep kids excited about reading all year long.
You can sign up online or at the library.
Is there an app for that? Yes! The Beanstack app makes it easy to track your family’s reading. (Of course, you are also welcome to pick up a reading log at the library!)
Sign up for the Catch the Reading Bug! Fall Reading Challenge (September 1 through December 15). For infants–Grade 5.
Finish 25 days of reading to earn your prize book! Each day you read for 20 minutes or more, make a log entry for that day. You'll get a bug badge on the Beanstack app for each day that you read!
Read books or magazines, or listen to a story. When you have read for 25 days, come to the Main Library or the Douglass Branch to choose your free book!
Need a paper log? Download a pdf.
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.
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.