Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Winter Reading Challenge for Adults and Teens

We're challenging teens and adults to start 2023 off with a commitment to read! The first 70 Bedford Public Library cardholders (ages 12 and up) to read a book or graphic novel or listen to an audiobook for at least 15 minutes a day for 30 days between January 11 and February 15 will earn a limited edition winter reading mug!

To participate, beginning in early January, pick up a Winter Reading Challenge calendar at the Library and check off each day that you read a book or graphic novel or listen to an audiobook for at least 15 minutes.  On January 11, start tracking the days that you've read and when you have checked off 30 days, bring your completed calendar to the reference desk to claim your mug.  If you'd prefer to participate online, log in to the Beanstack website or use the Beanstack Tracker App.

 

Using the Beanstack App:

1.  If you do not have the Beanstack app, visit your device's app store to download the Beanstack tracker app. Once you have installed the app, follow the prompts to set up your Beanstack account.

2.  In the app, tap the Winter Reading Challenge logo, then tap the Join Challenge button.

3. Next, tap the plus sign each time you want to log your reading.  Enter a title, or select Log Without a Title, then follow the prompts to log your reading. If you miss a day, you can choose to log for a previous day. 

4. You will receive a virtual badge for each day that you read for at least 15 minutes. 

5. When you receive the completion badge, please visit the reference desk to pick up your mug.

 

Using the Beanstack Website:

1.  If this is your first time using Beanstack, follow the prompts to create an account.  Don't forget your username and password. 

2.  To sign up for the Winter Reading Challenge, click the Winter Reading Challenge logo.

3.  Click the Log Reading button in the upper left corner and follow the prompts to log your reading. If you miss a day, you can choose to log for a previous day.

4.  You will receive a virtual badge for every day that you log your reading.

5.  When you receive the completion badge, please visit the reference desk to pick up your mug.

 

On Wednesday, January 11 drop in between 3:30 pm and 6:00 pm to join your fellow readers for a cozy winter kickoff event.  Click here for more details.