Reading Programs

hrls reading challenges

Teen Ten to Try

Join this reading challenge today and read at least one book from each category to earn badges and share your reading faves. The challenge (for readers 11-18) is found at handleyregionallibrary.beanstack.org. A launch party for all teens took place on Monday, September 27 at Bowman Library. Join other related events throughout the year as we read through our 10 categories. The challenge closes Monday, May 23, 2022. When you complete the challenge of reading 10 books, a gift card is yours to choose. All completion winners will be entered into a Grand Prize Drawing to receive a HRLS canvas book bag. Registration is now open. Take up the challenge and read!

 

Summer Reading Program

Join us from June 5-August 11, 2021 as we encourage all ages, from preschoolers to teens, to read during summer break as we enjoy a wildly fun Reading Program "Tails and Tales". This Reading Program is now closed. Check back next Summer to join us again!

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 season! Every 30 books read = 1 virtual raffle ticket and 1 free book from the library. Log through the Beanstack App starting June 5, and try to read all the way to the "completion" of the program by reading 240 total books by August 11! (Readers will still be able to log and participate even after passing the "end" of the program).

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 5, and try to read all the way to the "completion" of the program by reading 48 hours total by August 11! (Readers will still be able to log and participate even after passing the "end" of the program).

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

 

Winter Reading Challenge

Begin your New Year with a reading challenge for the entire family. Register for the #WinterRead2021 Reading Challenge HERE. Log your reading from January 1-31, 2021. This Reading Program is now closed. Check back next Winter to join us again!

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.

 

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. 

Resources

 

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.