New Year, New Challenge: #WinterRead2020

Take the Challenge!

Note: Pre-Registration for the Winter Reading Challenge is open now.
Minutes will not count until after January 1.

Winter Reading Challenge Kicks off the New Year

From January 1st to January 31st, York County Libraries will participate in Beanstack’s Third Annual Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Penguin Random House (PRH).

Beanstack is our digital logging software that has allowed our readers to track over 19 MILLION minutes of reading- and that’s only since 2017!

We challenge our members (of ALL ages) to read at least 450 minutes during the month and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site at Hundreds of libraries and schools across the nation will encourage their communities to read a target number of minutes and books.

With your help, we hope to achieve a total of 10,000 minutes logged for the month of January!

Win Prizes for Your Library

Top-performing libraries and schools will earn the Golden Penguin and Random House awards. PRH pledges to donate $50,000 in prizes, including author visits and new books, to be shared among the winners. 

How to Track Your Reading

  1. Log into, or create an account for Beanstack. (mobile app also available for Apple and Android)
    • A York County Libraries card is required to register. Visit any library or fill out our online form to apply for one today.
  2. Register for the #WinterRead2020 Challenge after January 1, 2020, or pre-register now!

  3. Log your minutes throughout the month, and unlock virtual badges for each minute-milestone you achieve.
    • If logging on the mobile app, watch this video for a quick tutorial.

Already logged 450 minutes? Keep logging! For each additional minute logged, you’re helping us reach our county-wide goal of 10,000 minutes.

Let’s light up the mind this winter! Happy reading, York County!