Welcome to the annual Winter Reading Challenge! We join hundreds of other schools and libraries across the United States as participants in this exciting event. We challenge you to read at least 1 hour a day starting January 5, 2020 through January 18, 2020 and track your time in Beanstack. Share your progress on social media using #WinterRead2020!

Iconic publishing imprint Penguin Random House (PRH) is sponsoring this third annual Beanstack Winter Reading Challenge in support of public libraries, school systems, and YOU achieving your reading goals! Last year’s Winter Reading Challenge enrolled 65,323 readers nationwide, who logged over 150,000 books and 13.5M minutes of reading. Top-performing libraries and schools will earn the Golden Penguin and Random House awards. PRH pledges to donate $50,000 in prizes, including author visits and new books, to be shared among the winners.

To participate, register online at https://carsoncitylibrary.beanstack.org, this will also be where you log all reading (or listening) for you and your family. For assistance, email creativelearning@carsoncitylibrary.org or visit the Carson City Library's Information Desk during open hours.

One grand prize will be awarded per age group. The winner for each age group will be determined by an online grand prize drawing at the end of the program. The more hours read, the more tickets an individual will earn! Be sure that your Beanstack account has an updated phone number so that we can notify you if you are a winner. Age groups consist of 0-5, 6-11, 12-17, and 18+.

  • You can register and access your Beanstack account using this link: https://carsoncitylibrary.beanstack.org/users/sign_in
  • Please note, you must have a Carson City Library card to participate.
  • After registering for the Winter Reading Challenge through Beanstack, please pick-up your registration prize at the Carson City Library Information Desk.
  • After reading and logging 14 hours in your Beanstack account, please pick-up a completion prize at the Carson City Library Information Desk.
  • Each participant will earn 5 online tickets after reading 14 hours. For each additional hour read (after the 14 hours logged) an additional online ticket will be earned.
  • To qualify for the online grand prize drawing, you must read and log at least 14 hours. All minutes read must be logged online by 1/18/2020 at 11:59PM.
  • Staff will ensure all tickets are added to the drawing before pulling winners for the online grand prize drawing. Winners will be contacted the week of 1/19/2020 and will have up to 2 weeks to claim their prize. If a prize is not claimed within the 2 week deadline, the next runner-up will be notified.

Let's light up the mind this winter! Happy reading, Carson City!

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