Winter Reading Program

January 1, 2021 to January 31, 2021
Each January, we challenge the community to read toward a minute goal for our library and kids to win prizes.

Welcome to the fourth 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 200,021 minutes during the month of January and track that time in Beanstack. Share your progress on social media using #WinterRead2021!

National Prizes

This year the national Winter Reading Challenge 2021 is sponsored by publisher Simon & Shuster's Books Like Us Campaign. 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 Stuart Gibbs, author of The Spy School Series, Sharon M. Draper, author of Out of My Mind and Blended, plus many more authors. 

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:

  • Snow Bowl gift cards
  • Off the Beaten Path gift cards

Dates of 2020 Local Prize Drawings

  • Drawing # 1: Monday, January 11
  • Drawing # 2: Monday, January 18
  • Drawing # 3: Monday, January 25
  • Drawing #4: Monday, February 1

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!

Happy reading, Steamboat Springs!

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