Challenges for all ages.
Through our Beanstack app, you can participate in a variety of reading challenges throughout the year. Each challenge has it's own set of goals and prizes available to earn! For more information on any of these, call the library.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
On going for kids starting at birth
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think (so get started).
Winter Reading 2023: All the Feels
For all ages
Experience all the feels this winter! Learn about the history of emojis, explore the importance of emotions, and discover fun activities to express yourself fully —all while earning badges on a virtual bingo card! From Jan. 1–31, Wood River Public Library is participating in “All the Feels,” a winter reading challenge sponsored by Beanstack.
We challenge our community to read and log at least 500 books during the challenge. Earn fun emoji-themed badges for logging your reading, completing activities, submitting book reviews, and earning bingo.
Top-performing libraries and schools will earn cash prizes from Beanstack.