Snow Many Books Winter Reading Challenge

Winter Reading is "Snow" Much Fun. We have "Snow" Many Books to Share! 

January 12 to March 1, 2024. 

Enter and participate with Beanstack OR ask/download the print log. Choose just one way or the other.

Register now with Beanstack! 

Download Print Log

Breaking News: We've been given four family ticket packages (4 tickets each) to see Baby Shark's Big Broadwave Adventure at the Adler Theatre, Davenport, for Sunday, March 10 at 3pm. 

To enter, just finish the Children's Reading Challenge for Books and Activities. We'll pull 4 lucky winners, and call if you're a winner. Haven't started yet? No worries, you can backdate books and activities you've done together since the start of the program! 

  •  See Baby Shark’s Big Broadwave Tour, live on stage at The Adler Theatre March 9th and 10th!  Enter to win tickets for your family to see the show on Sunday at 3! 

How Winter Reading 2024 Works: 

Two age-based challenges: 

  1. Books and activities - for ages birth through 7. Community goal: 3,000 books!
  2. Minutes and activities - for ages 8 though 100. Community goal: 200,000 minutes! 

Earn registration prizes and chances at extra rewards with prize drawings: "Snow Much Fun" basket for ages birth to 7, or gift cards from local businesses (Whiteys, Finn's Grill, QC Pancake House, Theo's Java Cafe, and Dunkin) for ages 8 through adult. Winter Reading is for all ages! Claim your registration prize at any RIPL desk. Drawing prize winners will be contacted. 

Each badge you earn equals a virtual ticket into the drawings. If you're logging with Beanstack, enter your tickets into drawings. If you're doing the print version, we'll enter the tickets for you. 

All reading counts! Print, eBooks, audiobooks, illustrated graphic novels, etc. If you're logging for your child, remember to count bedtime stories and storytimes. Repeated reads of the same title can be logged more than once. For independent readers, remember that school reading counts. 

Make sure you finish by March 1: 

  • Print logs: return your log before or by March 7 to be added to drawings. (Let us know which one!) 
  • Online entrants: Enter all tickets into a drawing by March 7.

Beanstack comes in an app and desktop format. If you log in one, it also logs in the other automatically. Any questions, just ask!