Reading Challenges

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!

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.

Adult Winter Reading Challenge 18+

Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a good book or movie, or to try something new, like a LyndaLibrary course! GPPL's Adult Winter Reading Challenge is here to help you do just that. To get a bingo, complete 5 of the 20 challenges given - it's your choice which ones! You’ll be entered into a draw for a Cozy Care Kit, which has everything you need for a cozy winter’s day at home, including GPPL’s own Libeery beer and Liberry wine, a cozy blanket, fuzzy socks, and of course, some reading material! The winner will be announced on March 20th, 2021, and must come to GPPL to pick up their prize. Please note that because the prize includes alcoholic beverages, participants must be 18 or over.

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.