Winter Reading Challenge Returns

Contact: Adam Brooks

Gainesville, Fla. The Winter Reading Challenge returns with a new goal for our community – to read 600,000 minutes from Jan. 1-31. Register now for the 2022 Winter Reading Challenge: Read for a Better World sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group and presented by Beanstack for chances to win local prizes and help the Library District compete against libraries across the country.

Participants can sign up for the challenge now at or using the Beanstack app.

Log your time spent reading and activities completed in Beanstack to earn badges. Each badge earned is another entry in the prize drawing and each minute logged helps the Library District advance in the competition. All participants will have unlimited access to Lerner’s “Read for a Better World” themed eBooks for the duration of the challenge through the “Read for a Better World” activity badge.

During the challenge, hundreds of libraries across the nation encourage their communities to read a target number of minutes or books and encourage readers of all ages to explore diversity, empathy, and action through literature. Top-performing libraries will earn prizes from Lerner Publishing Group, including book collections, signed books, and virtual author visits. In February 2021, the Library District was one of six public libraries nationwide to win the Winter Reading Challenge and received a virtual author visit and collection of books.

For more information, visit For details or to schedule an interview, please contact Adam Brooks at or 352-334-3914.

If a person with a disability needs an accommodation in order to participate in this event he or she is entitled, at no cost to him or her, to the provision of certain assistance.  Please contact the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3910 at least three (3) days prior to the event.  TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

By admin on December 14, 2021