Our Beanstack challenge creation team works hard throughout the year to provide your library, school, and community with exciting reading challenges, accompanying challenge templates, and artwork. Check back here monthly-ish for new challenge announcements!
To activate any reading challenge template follow the instructions in this article.
Keep an eye out for special sponsored reading challenges to engage your community and the opportunity to earn prizes for your library or school!
Note to officially participate in a sponsored reading challenge you should click the registration links provided below with the associated challenge.
- 2020 Back to School Reading Challenge:
September 1st - 30th
Register your library or school for 2020 Back to School Challenge, and read to win one of the grand prizes. Zoobean will award three (3) grand prizes to organizations with the most minutes read, worth $500 each. Register now to officially participate here!
- Fall into Reading sponsored by Junior Library Guild:
October 1st - 31st
Fall into Reading this October with Beanstack and Junior Library Guild. During this challenge, your readers will log their reading minutes. The top three schools or libraries with the most minutes read will win! JLG will award prizes, including a yearlong subscription to receive outstanding hardcover new releases each month AND access to their digital reading platform. The challenge includes book recommendations for all grades and interest levels, hand-picked from an array of JLG’s latest award-winning selections. Register now to officially participate here!
- Halloween Reading Challenge:
October 1 - 31st
Halloween may have dark roots in history, but it's also a time to learn about the joy of sharing with others. This challenge will allow your readers to experience Halloween festivities through hands-on learning activities!
- November Reading Challenge
November 1st - 30th, Details TBA!
- Stories Handed Down Reading Challenge
November 1st -30th
Libraries and schools that offer Badge Books to their communities can activate this challenge in tandem with the Stories Handed Down Reading Challenge located in the Fall Badge Book. Note this challenge is for Badge Book users only.
- Holidays Around the World
December 1st -31st, Details TBA!
- 4th Annual Sponsored Winter Reading Challenge
January 1st -31st, Sponsor & Details TBA!
- Newbery and Caldecott Awards Reading Challenge
February 1st - 28th
Dive into the finest in writing and illustrating in this Newbery & Caldecott challenge! Encourage your community to log their reading and learn more about the work of the best and brightest authors and illustrators.
- IditaRead Challenge
March 1st - 31st
Follow the exciting race of the Iditarod mushers and dogs by reading and logging with Beanstack. Readers will be challenged to log 1049 minutes before the sleds reach the finish line! Learn more about IditaRead challenges here!