Winter Reading Program

Winter Reading 2020
January 1, 2020
Each January, we challenge the community to read toward a minute goal for our library and kids to win prizes.

Welcome to the third annual Winter Reading Challenge! We join hundreds of other schools and libraries across the United States as participants in this exciting event. We challenge you to read at least 200,020 minutes during the month of January and track that time in Beanstack. Share your progress on social media using #WinterRead2020!

National Prizes: 

This year the national Winter Reading Challenge 2020 is sponsored by iconic publishing imprint, Penguin Random House. With your reading minutes, you can help our library to win a share of over $50,000 in prizes, free books and children's author visits. Just by logging your reading into Beanstack, we could win a visit from either Max Brallier, author of The Last Kids on Earth Series, or Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, author of Two Naomis and The Hero Next Door. 

Local Prizes:

We will host four weekly drawings throughout the month of January. If you have been logging your reading in Beanstack, you are already entered to win great raffle prizes from our local business sponsors:

  • Steamboat Resorts Mountain Coaster tickets
  • Winter Carnival Buttons 
  • Howelsen Ice Arena passes 
  • Snow Bowl gift cards
  • Off the Beaten Path gift cards

Dates of 2020 Local Prize Drawings:
Drawing # 1: Thursday, January 9
Drawing # 2: Monday, January 20
Drawing # 3: Monday, January 27
Drawing #4: Monday, February 3

Although the prizes are reserved for young participants, ages 0-17, this is an all-ages program. Adults are welcome to log their reading minutes to help us earn these great prizes for our local youth. There may be a few surprise giveaways for the adults, along the way!


Let's light up the mind this winter! Happy reading, Steamboat Springs!

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