Winter Reading Challenge Begins








Winter Reading Challenge

January 1 – 31, 2023
Experience all the feels this winter!

Learn about the history of emojis, explore the importance of emotions, and discover fun activities to express yourself fully- all while earning badges on a virtual bingo card! Yes, bingo is back!

From January 1-31, Loutit District Library is participating in All the Feels, a winter reading challenge sponsored by Beanstack. This challenge is for readers of all ages! 🚀

We challenge our community to read and log minutes and activities to achieve BINGO during the challenge. Earn fun emoji-themed badges for logging your reading, completing activities, and reaching bingo. 😎 Feel free to participate using the Beanstack app or with a paper reading log!

Get one bingo to earn a campfire-style ceramic Loutit District Library mug with hot cocoa! Earn all the badges on your bingo card to be entered into the Grand Prize drawing. 🗳️ Keep reading to learn more about our grand prizes. 

We need your help! Top-performing libraries will earn cash prizes from Beanstack. 💵  Any cash we win will go toward sponsoring our next reading challenge. So sign-up, participate, and get bingo to help us win prizes as a community. 🎉

The Basics

Log your reading and activities to earn badges throughout the challenge. Each minute of reading gets you closer to a badge which will help you reach bingo. Any type of reading counts for your minutes. You can read a magazine, eBook, graphic novel, or newspaper or listen to an audiobook! It’s that simple!

Not sure what to read? Try one of the books on our digital and physical displays or ask for a recommendation from a library staff member (You could earn a badge!).

Earn Prizes

Earn bingo by receiving five consecutive badges horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. You only need one bingo to receive your finisher prize: a ceramic campfire-style mug with a packet of hot cocoa! Finisher prizes will be available on Monday, January 9, at the Youth Services and Reference & Information desks.

Earn every badge and complete your bingo board to be entered into our grand prize drawings. Grand prize winners will be contacted by February 3.

We have two grand prize bundles to give away. Each bundle includes a throw blanket, a 500-piece puzzle featuring a photo of the library, a $30 gift card to the Bookman, a $30 gift card to Grand Haven 9, a $5 gift certificate to Sweet Temptations, and all of the goodies come in a Grand Haven-themed canvas bag from Marüshka. Additionally, we will draw two winners to receive a runner-up prize of a $5 gift card to the Bookman.

Finisher Prize Mug

Grand Prizes

Get Started

Registration for The Winter Reading Challenge: All the Feels starts now! If you have used the Beanstack website or app in previous years, simply log in and join the challenge or talk to one of our staff members!

You may log your minutes on Beanstack or with a paper reading log

For those new to Beanstack, click here to register, or download the Beanstack Tracker App on the Apple App Store, or the Google Play Store for Android.


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