Start the New Year off with reading! Starting January 3:
Children ages 0-10: stop by the Children's Information Desk on the first floor to pick up your reading log. Complete activities to earn free books and and tickets for a chance to win grand prizes.
Teens ages 11-17: visit the top floor Adult Information Desk for your reading log. Earn a grand prize ticket just for picking up your log. Complete eight hours of reading to earn a free book and a second grand prize entry ticket. Lucky winners will receive $25 gift cards to the local business of their choice. (The teen log is very simple, so we're not including a printable link here. Keep track of your reading however you like until you're able to stop by and pick up your log.)
Adults ages 18+: visit the top floor Adult Information Desk for your reading log. Earn a grand prize ticket just for picking up your log. Complete eight hours of reading to earn a second grand prize entry ticket. Lucky winners will receive $25 gift cards to the local business of their choice.
Please note: we recommend picking up your log in person at the library rather than printing it out yourself, because you earn a grand prize entry ticket just for picking up your log from us!
Frequently Asked Questions
Why can't I log my reading online using Beanstack?
We loved having access to Beanstack when we were closed or partially closed during pandemic lockdown. But once we returned to fully in-person services, we really missed the face-to-face engagement of interacting with all our patrons at our service desks. We also had patrons tell us they appreciated having one less thing that required a phone or tablet, when working with their families to reduce screen time.
The library is closed January 1 and 2, so we won't be able to pick up logs until January 3 at the earliest--but the Winter Reading Program starts on January 1.
For all our reading programs, we encourage participants to estimate their reading and activities from the start of our date range, no matter when you pick up your log.
If my child is participating in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten or 500 Books Before Middle School, can I count their reading in both places?
Absolutely. Be sure to track the reading and activities simultaneously in both challenges.
Can I only count library books in my reading and activities?
Count any time you spend reading, any format. Graphic novels, newspaper articles, school assignments, instructions for a new board game ... if you're reading, it counts!
How will I know if i won a grand prize?
Be sure to include a good contact phone number or email address on your grand prize ticket entries. We'll notify winners in early February, and list them on Facebook (first name and last initial only).