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).

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January 1-31, 2022

The days are short and the nights are cold. This is the perfect time to sit down with a page turner and read! The Wood River Public Library is challenging you to read 500 pages in the month of January. Register on Beanstack and log your books (or pages) and win prizes. The top reader in each age group gets a grand prize. Available for all ages. 

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January 1-December 31, 2021

A color coded reading challenge for teens and adults. Click here for more information! 

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January 1-December 31, 2022

A year long reading challenge encouraging you to read one book in each of twelve categories. Quarterly prizes (March, June, September, December) and a grand prize given away.  Click here for more information! 

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Read Beyond the Beaten Path

Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Get challenged during the summer months to Read Beyond the Beaten Path with the Wood River Public Library. Weekly activities and performers for all ages. Each age group has a reading goal and prizes to win! Check back for more information