The Totally Cool Winter Reading Challenge is back! This winter, York County Library joins Zoobean in partnership with sponsor Simon & Schuster’s Books Like Us program for Beanstack’s Annual Winter Reading Challenge. We challenge York County to read at least 1 million minutes as we compete with libraries and schools across the nation for a chance to win 1 of 8 virtual author visits and other prizes, shared among the top-performing libraries and schools. Let’s light up the mind this winter! Happy reading and stay safe, York County!
To join the Winter Reading Challenge, register online or at any YCL location, and use our fun, interactive Beanstack service to receive digital badges and book recommendations as you progress! See the FAQ for details, and read more about the challenge below.
If you have registered with Beanstack during one of our previous reading challenges, you do not need to register again. Simply sign in to your account to begin the new challenge.
How the Winter Reading Challenge Works
Beginning December 14, start tracking your reading progress online. Read or listen to anything you want (or choose a title from this year's participating authors), then log your time in Beanstack. Once you've logged your first five hours, stop by any YCL location by January 31 to pick up a prize. You don't have to stop at five hours of reading! For every five hours logged, you'll receive one entry to win the Totally Cool Grand Prize! You can earn up to five entries into the drawing.
We would love to hear about all the fun you're having during the Totally Cool Winter Reading Challenge. Tag us on Facebook (yorkcountylibrary) or Twitter (@Beamer_YCL) with the hashtag #WinterRead2021.
*Prizes may be substituted as necessary and are available only while supplies last.
How to Log Reading
Use our Beanstack website to log in or create an account, and to track the books you and your family read. If you have previously used Beanstack, you do not need to create a new account. For help resetting your password, contact a staff member.
The Beanstack Tracker App, available for both Android and Apple devices, allows you to easily progress through this challenge on numerous mobile devices. When setting up the app, make sure to select York County Library (SC).
Use your Amazon Alexa-enabled device to log your reading using the Beanstack Tracker: Alexa Skill. To enable this Skill, simply say "Alexa, enable Beanstack Tracker" or search for "Beanstack Tracker" on the Alexa Skill Store. Please note that you must first have an account on our Beanstack website.