Reading Challenges


If you love reading and prizes, check out our reading programs on Beanstack. We have year long challenges, monthly challenges, and our big six week Summer Reading and Winter Reading Challenges. Everyone who finishes gets a prize and lucky grand prize winners get special treats! The Beanstack App is available for free in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. You can scan the ISBN to log your book, log your family’s reading all at once, or take the challenge with you on the go! Beanstack even has a built in timer so you can log your minutes for challenges more easily! Are you new to Beanstack? Don’t worry! We have an explainer for anyone unsure of how to log!
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Check out our Summer Reading Challenge running from June 3 - July 27! Earn prizes, a free book, and even an extra chance to win by logging the minutes you read during the challenge!

Read 900 minutes to complete the challenge and receive a free book and grand prize drawing ticket!

Complete four “side quest” activities to earn a second grand prize drawing ticket and a prize! If you’re a super reader, try reading beyond the 900 minutes to help add time to our community reading goal of a quarter million minutes!

We will start giving away the finishing prizes as well as a halfway point prize starting the week of June 30-July 13.

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Read 100 books before graduating!

Earn a new set of badges and prizes for every 25 books read. Read 100 books and earn a free book of your choice.

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The challenge is simple: read a book, any book, to your child with a goal of 1,000 before kindergarten. Why? Reading is associated as an early indicator of academic success. This exciting program helps kids gain the confidence to become strong readers, and encourages caregiver and child interaction through sharing books. It’s a simple yet fun approach to early literacy.

Remember - if your little one wants you to read the same book 50 times, you can count it as 50 different books! The most important part of early literacy is repetition!

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Check out our monthly reading challenges! We have new challenges nearly every month ranging from celebrating PRIDE and Black History Month to our Get Caught Reading and Spooky Reading Challenges!

Once you finish a challenge, you can come to the Reference desk to get a small prize - we have stickers, tea lights, wax melts, magnetic bookmarks, and even fidgets! At the end of the month, we have a grand prize drawing for a gift card for the La Grange Business Association!


What materials count as reading?

If it has words you can read to yourself or others, it counts! This includes print books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, graphic novels, or even the back of a cereal box. If you are a re-reader, that counts as well!

Who can participate?

All ages are welcome to participate in our reading programs! Whether you read to someone else or quietly to yourself, we encourage everyone to read and have fun! We have separate prizes for each age group - children, teens, and adults.

Do I have to use Beanstack?

No you do not! We have paper logs at our service desks for all of our online challenges. If you like, you can even track your progress on a paper logs and log online later.