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. 

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Graphic Novel Reading Challenge

October 1- November 30

Designed for kids Kindergarten-12th grade. Kids can read graphic novels, log their reading, and win prizes! For more information, call the library today!

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Winter Reading Challenge

January 1- February 28

Cozy up with a good book during the cold winter months. Log your reading, review the book, and be entered to win prizes. Click here for more information.


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).

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12 in 12 Reading Challenge

A year long reading challenge for 2020

12 in 12 is a year long reading challenge that asks you to read a book in each of 12 categories. Broaden your horizons in 2020 and maybe even in a prize! Designed for teens and adults, readers can register and participate at any time during 2020.

Those who complete the challenge will be entered to win a grand prize! 

Quarterly prizes awarded as well. 

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Read the Rainbow

Coming in 2021

A color coded reading challenge for teens and adults.

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Reading is Soo Delicious

2020 Summer Reading Challenge

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2020 Reading Is So Delicious Summer Reading Challenge. We read over 3,000 books this summer. 

Join us next year for "Reading Colors Your World!"


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