Welcome to the annual Winter Reading Challenge! 

Winter Reading Challenge 2020

We're inviting you to participate in Beanstack’s Fourth Annual Winter Reading Challenge sponsored by Simon and Schuster. This year's theme is "Books Like Us", a celebration of diversity, harnessing the transformative power of seeing oneself reflected in a book. We join hundreds of other schools and libraries across the United States as participants in this exciting event. We challenge you to read 15 hours starting December 19, 2020 through January 10, 2021 and track your time in Beanstack. Share your progress on social media using #WinterRead2021

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 call 775-283-7590.

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 up to date 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 email creativelearning@carsoncitylibrary.org or call 775-283-7590 to schedule to pick-up your registration prize. Registration prizes will not be available for pick-up until Saturday, December 19.
  • After reading and logging 15 hours in your Beanstack account, please email creativelearning@carsoncitylibrary.org or call 775-283-7590 to schedule to pick-up your completion prize. Completion prizes will not be available for pick-up until Monday, January 11.
  • Each participant will earn 5 online tickets after reading 15 hours. For each additional hour read (after the 15 hours logged) an additional online ticket will be earned.
  • To qualify for the online grand prize drawing, you must read and log at least 15 hours. All minutes read must be logged online by 1/10/2021 at 8:59PM.
  • 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 1/10/2021 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.

Happy reading, Carson City!

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The Carson City Library is located at 900 N. Roop St. For more information call 283-7590, email creativelearning@carsoncitylibrary.org, or visit the Library’s website at www.CarsonCityLibrary.org.