Winter Reading Challenge

Winter Reading Challenge

We launched a brand new Winter Reading Challenge which ran from January 4 through March 26.

 Individuals were challenged to read 800 minutes, with a community challenge of 400,000 minutes.

*WE MET OUR COMMUNITY GOAL WITH OVER 500,000 MINUTES READ!*

 

All ages could participate, and every time people read they helped meet those challenges and helped us reach our goals!

Participants used the Beanstack app to track reading, earn badges, and participate in extra fun. They also signed up and participated online or with the Beanstack app from the Google Play store or Apple Store.


Beanstack

Those who wished to participate with traditional pencil and paper that was fine too! They simply visited their local library to signup and receive a reading log.

 

Reading Prizes

 No matter how people participated, they were eligible for prizes.

Children (Birth-Elementary School Age)
Reading 200 Minutes = Flag Pencil
Reading 400 Minutes = Color in 3D Globe
Reading 600 Minutes = Passport Notebook
Reading 800 Minutes = Water Bottle
Grand Prize Drawing = Kindle Fire Kids Edition

Teens (Middle and High Schoolers)
Reading 200 Minutes = Bookmark
Reading 400 Minutes = Mini Neon Shuttle Pen
Reading 600 Minutes = Globe Stress Ball
Reading 800 Minutes = Water Bottle
Grand Prize Drawing = Kindle Fire

Adults
Reading 200 Minutes = Bookmark
Reading 400 Minutes = Credit Card Sanitizer Spray
Reading 600 Minutes = Globe Stress Ball
Reading 800 Minutes = Water Bottle
Grand Prize Drawing = Kindle Fire

 

Events

Storytime to Go

Tuesdays: January 19, February 16, March 16
Stop by and pick up a Storytime to Go kit for toddlers and preschoolers (first come first served). Then watch the corresponding virtual storytime on Facebook.
Click here for more information.

 

Teen Take and Make

Wednesdays: January 20, February 17, March 17
Stop by and pick up a Teen Take and Make kit for 6th through 12 graders (first come first served). 
Click here for more information.

 

Take and Make Kits for Adults

Thursdays: January 21, February 18, March 18
Stop by and pick up a Take and Make kit that includes bilingual instructions and book recommendations. First come first served. 
Click here for more information.

 

Author Conversation with Robin Wall Kimmerer

Thursday, January 21 • 6 pm
Join us for a wide-ranging conversation about writing, indigenous knowledge, and our critical connection to nature. 
Click here to participate or for more information.

 

Anansi Time with Aunti Oni

Saturday, January 30 • 1 pm
This storytelling adventure takes little ones into the wonderful, wacky, wise world of Anansi, the original spider man! 
Click here to participate or for more information.

 

Virtual Animal Meet and Greet with the Denver Zoo

Saturday, February 20 • 11 am
Saturday, March 6 • 1:30 pm
 Learn the animals' personalities and how zoo staff take care of the different animals during these online behind-the-scenes tours of the Denver Zoo! Space is limited and registration is required.
Click here to register.

 

Trivia for Teens

Saturday, March 13 • 3 pm
Bring your friends together and test your knowledge with an afternoon of virtual trivia. Prizes and fun are up for grabs!
Click here to participate.