The Totally Cool Winter Reading Challenge is back! This winter, we're challenging all of York County to read at least 2 million minutes for your chance to win great prizes! It's easy! Simply register online or at any YCL location, then use our fun, interactive Beanstack service to track your progress, receive digital badges, and get book recommendations along the way.
After reading just 5 hours, you'll get a prize and enter a Grand Prize Drawing! Earn another chance every 5 hours you read — up to 5 entries. See the FAQ for details, and read more about the challenge below. Happy reading, York County!
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 11, start reading and tracking your progress online in Beanstack or using a reading log, available to download or pick up at any YCL location. You can read or listen to anything you want! Once you've logged your first five hours of reading, stop by any YCL branch by January 31 to pick up a prize. You don't have to stop at five hours! For every five hours you log, you'll receive one entry into the Totally Cool Grand Prize drawing! You can earn up to five entries into the drawing.
*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. See this video on how to log your reading on the Beanstack website. 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). Check out this video on getting started with the Beanstack Tracker App.
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.