Sign up for our reading challenges here: https://gppl.beanstack.org/ or download the Beanstack App for your mobile phone from the iTunes or Google Play Store. You can register multiple readers under one account creator and make logging for the family as simple as possible! For detailed instructions, click here to download the new user guide: How to Use Beanstack.docx [DOCX - 854 KB] [PDF - 474 KB]
2021 Teen Challenge Grade 7 to Grade 12
Branch out this year with GPPL's 2021 Teen Challenge. Full of book, movie, and activity ideas, you're sure to have fun while earning badges. Complete any 10 challenges to win a free book. Anyone who completes all 21 challenges by the end of 2021 will be entered into our grand prize draw. All winners must come to GPPL to pick up their prizes. This challenge runs from February 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.
2021 Read-a-thon Grade 4 to Grade 7
How many minutes can you read in 2021? Participants who read at least 4,500 minutes (75 hours) will be entered into a draw to win a $50 gift card to Indigo. That's only 15 minutes a day (if you start right away)! The winner must come to GPPL to pick up their prize. This challenge runs from March 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.
The 2021 Reading Badge Challenge all ages
Can you rise to the challenge to keep reading all year long? Studies show that just six minutes of reading decreases blood pressure, lowers heart rate, and reduces stress by up to 68%. Just imagine if you read 100 books! Join fellow readers for a chance to earn badges all year long! Let's go! This challenge runs from February 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.
Newbery & Caldecott Challenge 2021 Kindergarten to Grade 5
Dive into the finest in writing and illustrating in this Newbery & Caldecott challenge! Complete these activities to find out more about the work of the best and brightest authors and illustrators. Log the books you read this year to earn additional badges! This challenge runs from February 12, 2021 to December 31, 2021.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten 0 to Preschool
Enjoy reading 1,000 books with your little ones. Log reading and earn badges all along the way. Complete the challenge to win a free picture book! The winner must come to GPPL to pick up their prize. This challenge is ongoing.