Winter Reading Challenge

From January 1st to March 31st, the Vandergrift Public Library will participate in Beanstack’s Fourth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Simon & Schuster. Books Like Us is a celebration of diversity, harnessing the transformative power of seeing oneself reflected in a book. This Winter, participating communities are invited to explore these books, from authors spanning an array of diverse backgrounds. 

We challenge our patrons to complete activities and read  [10 books] during the the winter months and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site.

Thousands of libraries and schools across the nation will encourage their communities to read a target number of books. Top-performing libraries and schools will earn rewards from Simon & Schuster, including book collections and virtual author visits.

How the Challenge Works

Beanstack Account

  • Visit our Beanstack website. Click the “register” button if you need to create an account, or click the “sign in” button to access your existing account.
  • Alternatively, use the Beanstack Tracker App on your phone or other mobile device (apple | android) to create, sign in, and manage your account.
  • Within one account, you can set up and manage reader profiles for all of your family members!

Logging Your Reading

  • Pre-register for the challenge. It is open for all ages!
  • This challenge uses Logging Badges.
  • Click to log a book that you read. You can enter a number of books that you read to log in bulk or optionally, enter the titles of the books you read one by one.
  • You will earn a logging badge for every book logged.
  • The challenge is completed when you log 10 books & complete activities.

All patrons who complete the entire challenge will be entered into a raffle to win a Barnes & Noble Gift Card. Once you complete the challenge, there is nothing else to do on your end. Winner of the raffle will be contacted April 1, 2021. Happy reading!

Contact Us

If you have trouble setting up or accessing your account, or have any other questions, please contact us any time at724-568-2212 or by email.

We are also excited to hear about your progress in the challenge! Tag us on Facebook or Instagram (@vandergriftpubliclibrary) with #ireadwithvpl.