2023 Youth Winter Reading Challenge

Join us for an interactive virtual reading program with thematic activities to complete and exciting prizes to win! 

First, register everyone in the family for our Youth Winter Reading Program by creating a Beanstack account. Already have one? Log in! If you can't remember your login information, simply email beanstackhelp@handleyregional.org for assistance or ask a youth services staff to reset your password. Get the Beanstack app to make it even easier! This digital logging software allows readers to keep track of how many minutes they are reading through a timer, a book barcode scanner, and more!

The HRLS Youth Winter Reading Program is open to patrons who live and work in and around our 3 service areas of Clarke County, Frederick County, and Winchester City in Virginia. 

You can pre-register starting on December 22 and then begin logging books or minutes read starting on January 1 until January 31, 2023

Start reading! Log your reading on Beanstack throughout the month of January.

Complete a BINGO card by logging reading, completing activities, and submitting book reviews. Earn tickets and enter prize drawings! 

Visit all 3 branches to check out reading materials and for in person programming to supplement our reading program all winter long! You can also check out materials online from hoopla and Libby with your library card. However, to keep track of your reading, badges and tickets earned for prize drawings, everything will be done online. You can access the HRLS Youth Winter Reading Program anywhere with the Beanstack App! 

  • Do you already have an account in Beanstack? Log in with that! If you can't remember your login information, simply email beanstackhelp@handleyregional.org for assistance or ask a youth services staff to reset your password.
  • Do you need to register to get started on Beanstack? Register online HERE.
  • Don't forget to download the Beanstack App for easy logging after registering!

Reading helps build strong imaginations, smarter students, and more empathetic people! Be a part of the Handley Regional Library System reading community by signing up to participate today.

If you need help finding your next read, then just check out the resources below to help you find that perfect book!

Yes, this reading program is open to the whole family! We encourage families to read together, so the adult has a very important role as 'Account Creator' when tracking with Beanstack. Under your account, all readers in your family unit will be found and can be accessed by one login and password. The adult can choose to log their reading in this program with the rest of their family. However, Handley Regional Library System also has an Adult Winter Reading Program. More details to come.

Beanstack Computer and Mobile

Use Beanstack to track your reading on your computer or mobile device. Download the app for Apple HERE and for Android HERE.

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