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2021 Winter Reading Challenge

From January 1st to January 31st, the Nevins 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.

It will also help the Nevins Library reach our community reading goal and possibly win prizes!

You can Pre-Register for this Challenge by going to our Beanstack page !

The Challenges

  • Reach a personal goal of 5 books!
  • Help the Nevins Library reach our community reading goal of 1000 books!

How to Participate

It’s easy to sign up and start logging minutes – if you used Beanstack for the Summer already, just login with the same username/password you did before. If you’ve never used it before, register online by following the prompts at Beanstack.org.

Don’t want to have to use a laptop/desktop, you can also use the Beanstack Tracker app for Android and iOS devices on your smartphone (download the app by searching for “Beanstack Tracker” in the App Store or Google Play). It allows you to add books to your log by scanning their ISBN barcodes. and also has a clock to time your reading your sessions and record your minutes.

Need help getting started in Beanstack? Go HERE for instructions.

Keep things interesting by trying a variety of genres and reading platforms during the challenge — fiction and nonfiction books, graphic novels, eBooks, audiobooks, whatever suits you best. Besides your own books or school reading, don’t forget that the library has a wide range of books as well as eBooks to choose from, and a librarian can steer you towards what might interest you.

Record the books you read in your Beanstack account — you will unlock and earn virtual badges as you progress towards your goal.

If you reach your 5 book goal before January 31st, 2021, congratulations, you did a fantastic job! But, we still need your help to meet our community reading goal of 1500 books. So keep recording them!

Help others find out about new books (and see your progress!) by sharing what you are reading using the hashtags #WinterRead2021 and #BooksLikeUs on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

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