Winter Reading Challenge

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Where We Come From Winter Reading Challenge: #WinterRead2024 #WRC2024 #WhereWeComeFrom

Let's show America how much Suffolk reads by reading together and building up our community through books! 

Suffolk Public Library's annual Summer Reading Challenge runs from January 1-31st, 2024. 

Register or log in to Beanstack to participate and track your books read. Paper logs and Bingo cards will be available for pickup at our North Suffolk and Morgan Memorial branches for those who do not wish to log electronically. Register your whole family! You can log the books you read to your children and the books they read to you! If you have a favorite for bedtime that you read every night or a story they just can't get enough of, you can log the same title multiple times. You can also log any stories you listen to at our library Storytimes! Each time you log it increases your chances to win!

Paper logs must be turned in by February 9th before locations close to be eligible. 

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We're asking our community to log 12,000 books read throughout January. That sounds like a huge number but we know that Suffolk loves to read and have always risen to the occasion for reading challenges. We can do this together so log every book you read! You can print a reading log and bingo card here!


To participate in the Winter Reading Challenge all you have to do is log the titles of the books you read using Beanstack and earn badges. Each badge you earn is like a raffle ticket. You can also earn entries with our Beanstack Bingo challenges! Each square earned acts like a raffle ticket. There will be grand prizes announced in February. The more you read, the more chances you have to win! You can download or install the Beanstack app from your app store onto your phone. The app has a feature that let's you scan the barcode on each book to log the title in a snap!


The Winter Reading Challenge wraps January 31st, so in early February we’ll hold our grand prize drawings! The prizes are arranged by reader’s age. 

  • The Grand Prize is an Instax Mini Evo Instant Film Camera!
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Bring out the Slime!

This year we are doing something a bit different! Four of our staff members are competing in our own reading challenge! If the community reaches our community reading goal, then the staff member who reads the most gets to slime the staff member who reads the least!! You can track the progress of each staff member on our socials each week. Who do you think will win?

Remember the Winter Reading Challenge is running throughout January. Register now on our website and get ready to log your reading for a chance to win cool prizes. Help us reach our goal of 12,000 books read across the city of Suffolk. We can do it!

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