Winter is the absolute best time to read! Nothing beats cozying up under a nice warm blanket with some delicious coffee (or hot chocolate) and an amazing book. The only thing that could possibly make it better is to get rewarded for your reading. This winter, we’re offering three different reading challenges for adults, teens and kids so everyone in your family can enjoy the fun. The challenge begins Monday, January 9 and ends Sunday, February 19. Happy reading!

Adult Winter Reading (Ages 18 and older)

Read or listen to books for 500 minutes—that’s just 12 minutes a day. You can win weekly Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards or even our grand prize of a Barnes & Noble gift card. Use your library card to log your minutes online in Beanstack. All participants that read at least 500 minutes will be entered into the grand prize drawing.

Teen Winter Reading (Grades 6–12)

Read or listen for 60 minutes (just one hour) per week to be entered into weekly prize drawings for books, gift cards and other fantastic prizes.. That’s just 30 minutes a day! Use your library card to log your minutes online in Beanstack. Then start logging your books, eBooks, graphic novels and audiobooks. All participants who reach the weekly reading goal will be entered to win a $15 Target gift card and a prize book each week, so be sure to log your minutes often. Winners will be contacted on Mondays.

Children’s Winter Reading (Ages birth–grade 5)

Challenge yourself this winter, and resolve to read! Pick up a snowman game board from the Children’s Service Desk. Complete challenge activities that allow you to move forward on the game board. You will earn a small prize when you’ve made it halfway. Make it all the way around the game board to get a special prize along with a voucher for a free book from the Friends Book Cellar.