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Winter Reading Challenge

Challenge: 1,000 minutes
When: December 1, 2023–March 2, 2024
Ages: All ages

Track: Online | Mobile App | Printable Reading Log

We’re challenging everyone to read as many minutes as there are miles in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race from Anchorage to Nome. That means 1,000 minutes of reading! Our Winter Reading Challenge is open to readers of all ages and abilities. Participants can read or listen to books from any source, including the library’s collections. Attendance at library storytimes and book discussions counts toward the challenge. 

Gifts & Prizes

When you complete the 1,000-minute challenge, you will receive a free gift and a grand prize drawing entry. All reading must be recorded in Beanstack or submitted to the library on a paper reading log by March 2, 2024 to be eligible. Gifts and prizes must be picked up by March 31, 2024. Only Warrenville Library cardholders are eligible to receive grand prizes.

Grand Prize Drawings

Kids Ages
Husky Warmies Birth–Age 4
Arctic Animal Learning Kit Birth–Age 4
Fort Building Kit Ages 5–7
Winter Magna-Tiles Set Ages 5–7
Husky Squishmallow Ages 8–11
LEGO Snow Plow Kit Ages 8–11
Teen Ages
Portable Mini Fridge Ages 12–17
$25 Target gift card Ages 12–17
Adult Ages
$100 Amazon gift card 18 and up

Quick Guides

How can I participate?

To participate in our Winter Reading Challenge, you can create an individual or family account and track your progress online using the Beanstack website or Beanstack mobile app. Alternatively, track your progress using a printable reading log. Reading logs are also available at the library.

How do I use the Beanstack mobile app?

  1. Download the Beanstack mobile app.
  2. If you are a first time user, click "Let's Go!"
  3. Select "School, Library, or Bookstore.
  4. Click "Find a Site" and search for the Warrenville Public Library.

Once you find our site, sign in or follow the registration prompts to set up your account.

How do I log my reading on Beanstack?