Winter Reading Challenge LogoTake the Winter Reading Challenge!

From January 1st to January 31st, Hayward Public Library will participate in Beanstack’s Fourth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, “Book Like Us,” sponsored by the publishing company Simon and Schuster. We challenge our patrons to read at least 15 hours during the month and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site. Thousands of libraries and schools across the nation will encourage their communities to read a target number of minutes and books.

Prizes will include book collections and virtual author visits. Ten (10) winning schools or libraries will each get a collection of fifty (50) books from the “Books Like Us” collection. Happy reading, Hayward!

Just like our annual Summer Reading Challenge, the Winter Reading Challenge is open to all ages and there are several ways to participate:

  • Read or listen to books - Read what you have at home or download digital books from the Library!
  • Do fun activities at home - Activity tracks with fun suggestions for all ages will be added to Beanstack throughout the challenge!
  • Write book reviews.

Get started now! Adults can register themselves or their children any time during the challenge. You can also register multiple children under one username and password. Download the iOS or Android app to your mobile device for convenient registration and logging.