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Winter  Reading Challenge 2024

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How to Participate:

Children ages Birth - 12 must register using North Haven Library’s app Beanstack
starting on January 16th through February 24th. The earlier you r
egister, the greater your chance of completing our Winter Reading Challenge. A staff member will help you sign up.



Who Can Participate?:

Children ages 0-12 who are:

  • Residents of North Haven  
  • Children of Town of North Haven employees          
  • Grandchildren of North Haven residents
  • Non- Resident North Haven public school students

The Rules Are Simple:

1.    Download the Beanstack app. Log in with your account or have your grown-up create an account and             add a reader for each child registering.

2.    Borrow and read/use one item from each of the 15 challenge badges listed on the Beanstack app.
       You do not have to go in numerical order.

3.    For each item, you will receive a specific code at check out.
       Once you read/ use the item, click the corresponding badge and enter your code. 
4.    Once you have completed all 15 badges, return to the Children’s Department
       to collect your SURPRISE BAG!

*You must unlock your badges and redeem your prize by the last day, February 24 before 4 P.M. 
After that date, you will not be able to unlock badges or redeem your prize.


Frequently Asked Questions:


Do I have to read for a certain amount of time? No, just be sure to visit the library to check out items from the specific areas listed on the Beanstack app.

Do I have to read every day? You do not have to read every day, but reading more often will increase your chances of completing the challenge.

Do I have to read Library Books? Yes. Our Winter Reading goal is to help you learn all of the different items available at the library. You will have to visit the library to explore all of the designated sections in order to check out items and unlock your badges.

I cannot read yet. Can someone read to me? Yes. Anyone can read to you and help you enter your codes to unlock your badges .

How often should I come to the library for Winter Reading? We suggest visiting the library once a week for Winter Reading. 

What happens if I lose my reading chart? Everything is logged online! There are no paper charts to keep track of or bring with you. Contact us if you forget your log in information, we'd be happy to help.

When can I collect my surprise bag? You can redeem your Winter Themed Surprise Bag as soon as you have unlocked all 15 badges on the Beanstack app. Surprise Bags can be collected until Saturday. February 24th @ 4:00pm.

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