Winter Read-A-Thon 17/18


Winter Read-A-Thon 17/18

The Carson City Library will participate in the inaugural nationwide Winter Reading Challenge from December 22, 2017 through January 5, 2018. We challenge you to read (or listen) to books for one hour a day to help us win $10,000. Our goal is for our Carson City to read 90,000 minutes over a two-week span (that’s a mere hour a day each!)

Join us on December 22 from 4-6 PM at the Bob Bolderick Theater for our Kick Off Event for the Winter Read-A-Thon! We will provide assistance in registering for the program along with a STEAM music performance by Happy Notes Music!

Billionaire investor and Shark Tank personality, Mark Cuban, has announced his sponsorship of the inaugural Winter Reading Challenge and “has challenged close to 100 libraries all over the country and South Korea, to meet a collective goal of reading at least 1.3 million minutes and 55,000 books during the month of January.” If this goal is met, Cuban will donate $25,000 to First Book, a nonprofit organization that provides new books and learning materials to children in need. Cuban will also give $10,000 to top-performing libraries to use for their community programs. Click here to read more about Mark Cuban’s pledge of $35,000 to global reading challenge for libraries and their communities.

To participate, register online at or in person at a Pop-Up Event. You may pick up your paper Reading Log at a Pop-Up Event or download and print a copy from our website. For every hour you spend reading (or listening) to books, list the time and title on your paper Reading Log. Log reading hours online through your Beanstack account at For assistance logging reading, visit one of our Pop-Up Events.

Pop-Up Services at the Community Center Gym, Kinder Room (north-east corner of gym)

850 E William St

December 18 through December 22

10:00 AM-5:30 PM

Pop-Up Services at the Adam's Hub Studio

111 W Proctor St

December 26 through January 5

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Fridays 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Thursdays 10:00 AM -12:00 PM and 1:00 PM-5:30 PM

One grand prize will be awarded to the reader with the most time read for each age group at the end of the Read-A-Thon based on hours logged online. Be sure that your Beanstack account has an up to date phone number so that we can notify you if you are a winner. Age groups consist of Pre-K (0-4), Elementary (5-10), Middle School (12-14), High School (15-17), and Adult (18+). And be sure to follow #WinterRead2018 on social media.

The Carson City Library is located at 900 N. Roop St. For more information call 887-2244, email, or visit the Library’s website at
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