Reading Programs

hrls reading challenges

1000 Books Before Kindergarten  

Read. Track. Win!

1KBb4K is a year-round library program that encourages all families and caregivers to read at least 1,000 books with their young children before they enter Kindergarten. Reading to your children is the best way to prepare them for Kindergarten! 1KBb4K encourages families to spend quality time together and promotes pre-literacy learning so that children enter school ready to read, listen, and learn.

  • Any child from birth to entering Kindergarten can participate in this self-paced early literacy program at Handley Regional Library System.
  • Each Fall and Spring, we have a graduation ceremony to acknowledge the achievement of the graduates of the program.
  • Learn more about the program HERE. 

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Teen Ten to Try

Join this reading challenge today and read at least one book from each category/genre to earn badges and share your reading "faves". The challenge for readers 11-18 encourages you to read a total of 10 books, where you can earn a gift card of your choosing. All completion winners will be entered into a Grand Prize Drawing to receive an HRLS canvas book bag. This Reading Program is currently closed.

 

Winter Reading Challenge

Begin your New Year with a reading challenge for the entire family. Register for the #WinterRead2022 #ReadForABetterWorld Reading Challenge HERE. Log your reading from January 1-31, 2022. Sponsored by our friends at The River Radio Station, 95.3. This Reading Program is currently closed. Check back next winter!

Pre-Readers Ages 0-5

Earn online badges, stickers, and prizes as you count how many books you can read in a month! Log through the Beanstack App.

Readers Ages 6 and Up

Earn online badges, stickers, and prizes as you count how many books you can read in a month! Log through the Beanstack App.

 

Summer Reading Program

Join us from June 4 to August 10, 2022, as we encourage all ages, from preschoolers to teens, to read during summer break as we enjoy a fun Reading Program "Oceans of Possibilities". This Reading Program is currently closed. Check back next summer!

Learn more HERE and register your family today! Log through the Beanstack App by creating an account or signing in to log.  

PRE-READERS AGES 0-5

Earn online badges and raffle tickets as you count how many books you can read this summer! Every 30 books read = 1 virtual raffle ticket and 1 free book from the library. Log through the Beanstack App starting June 4, and try to read all the way to the "completion" of the program by reading 240 total books by August 10! (Readers will still be able to log and participate even after passing the "end" of the program). Brag tags for pre-readers will be earned at registration and at book benchmarks 60, 120, 180 and 240.

READERS AGES 6 AND UP

Earn online badges and raffle tickets as you count how many minutes you can read this season! Every 6 hours read = 1 virtual raffle ticket and 1 free book from the library. Log through the Beanstack App starting June 4, and try to read all the way to the "completion" of the program by reading 48 hours total by August 10! (Readers will still be able to log and participate even after passing the "end" of the program). Brag tags for readers are earned at registration and at hour benchmarks 12, 24, 36 and 48.

All logging must be entered by August 10 at 11:59 PM.

 

Log through the Beanstack App by creating an account or signing in to log for any of our Reading Programs. Can't remember your login information? Just email beanstackhelp@handleyregional.org for assistance.