"Read for a Better World" Teen Winter Reading Challenge
Grades 6-12
January 1 - February 28
ALL NEW Teen reading challenge for 2022!

We have a new reading challenge app called Beanstack and we will be logging minutes instead of books!

January 1 to February 28, teens at Groton Public Library can join Beanstack’s Fifth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group. "Read for a Better World” encourages readers of all ages to explore diversity, empathy, and action through literature. Our teens will have unlimited access to Lerner’s “Read for a Better World” themed books for the month of January through the optional challenge activities, but teens in Grades 6-12 may READ ANYTHING and log the minutes they read from January 1 to February 28 to earn badges and prizes!

  • Read 60 minutes – Receive a $5 Dunkin' Donuts Gift Card
  • Read 240 minutes – Receive an O’Neil’s Movie pass
  • Read 420 minutes – Receive a free Book
  • Read 600 minutes – Receive a $15 Barnes & Noble Gift Card and we will make a $5 donation to Catie’s Closet

There are also Activity Challenges and optional Book Review challenges which will earn tickets for a drawing for a Book Lovers Bag full of goodies.

To participate you need to create an account on the Beanstack tracker app or on the web at grotonpubliclibrary.beanstack.org. Create an account using your email address and then register for the “Read for a Better World” Winter Reading Challenge. READ ANYTHING! Log the minutes you read and earn badges and prizes. Do the activities and/or write a review and earn badges and tickets for our Book Lover’s Goody Bag drawing.

Prizes and tickets must be redeemed in person at the mid-level Circulation desk on the 2nd floor of the Groton Public Library. The drawing for the Book Lover’s Goody Bag will take place on March 8, 2022, and prizes will be available until April 1, 2022. All prizes are provided by the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust.

For more information about the online reading program contact Teen/Young Adult Librarian Deborah Dowson at teens@gpl.org

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