From Jan. 1 through Feb. 14, Alachua County Library District will participate in the Winter Reading Challenge: Books Like Us, sponsored by Simon & Schuster and presented by Beanstack. Books Like Us is a celebration of diversity, harnessing the transformative power of seeing oneself reflected in a book. Participating communities are invited to explore these books, from authors spanning an array of diverse backgrounds.
We challenge readers in Alachua County to read at least 5,000 hours during the winter months and keep track of their reading at aclib.beanstack.org or by using the Beanstack app. You crushed our original goal of 1,000 hours in just a few days so we're reaching for a 5,000 hour (300,000 minutes) Super Goal.
Thousands of libraries across the nation will encourage their communities to read a target number of minutes and books. Prizes for top-performing libraries include book collections and virtual author visits from Simon & Schuster. Nine local readers will receive $20 gift cards to local restaurants for participating in the challenge. Thank you to our supporters from Mi Apá Latin Café, Gator’s Dockside, and Gator BTW.
Log your time spent reading, complete activities, and write reviews to earn badges. Each badge earned is another entry in the prize drawing. Register now! #WinterRead2021