2022 Winter Reading Challenge for Kids, Teens, and Families

Winter Reading ChallengeJoin us for an interactive virtual reading program with special virtual programs to participate in, thematic online activities to complete, and exciting prizes to win!

First, visit any branch to register everyone in the family for our Youth Summer Reading Program! Next, create a Beanstack account. Already have one? Log in! If you cannot remember your login information, simply email beanstackhelp@handleyregional.org for assistance. 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 Summer 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 register now and then begin logging books or minutes read starting on June 4 until August 10, 2022

Start reading! We challenge you to read 240 books (pre-readers) or 48 hours for readers (ages 6-11 and 12-17). Log your reading on Beanstack.

Pre-reader participants ages 5 and under receive a free book and a virtual ticket for every 30 books read and logged. Brag tags for pre-readers will be earned at registration and at book benchmarks 60, 120, 180 and 240.

Readers ages 6-17 receive a free book and a virtual ticket for every 6 hours (360 minutes) that is read and logged. Brag tags for readers are earned at registration and at hour benchmarks 12, 24, 36 and 48.

Visit all 3 branches to check out reading materials and for in person programming to supplement our reading program all summer 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 Summer Reading Program anywhere with the Beanstack App! 

  • Do you already have an account in Beanstack? Log in with that! If you cannot remember your login information, simply email beanstackhelp@handleyregional.org for assistance.
  • 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.

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 Summer Reading Program that runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Click for more info!

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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