All ages Winter Reading Challenge

Feed Your Need to Read
January 3 – February 28

Now that Winter Reading has ended we would like to thank the community of readers who helped to reach the 1000 book goal so that $1000 could be donated by Advia Credit Union in Cary to the Cary-Grove Food Pantry!
Congratulations to the grand prize winners of our Winter Reading program:
Adults – each receives a $50 gift card to business of choice
Pat E.
Lauren D.
Joshua H.
Denise H.
 
Teens
Vivian R. – Fast Foodie
Margaret R. – Chef’s Kiss
 
Independent Readers
Kiera A. – Future Foodie
Marshall F. – Apitor Robot X
 
Young Readers
Owen W. – Mini Master Chef
Finley K. – Music and Art Play Pack
 
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Sign up for our all ages Winter Reading Challenge and receive a treat (while supplies last!). Finish the Challenge and you’ll earn a completion prize, which you may stop in for beginning January 17, and a ticket into a grand prize drawing of your choice.

Begin tracking your books in Beanstack. We recommend downloading the Beanstack Tracker app (iOS | Android), but you may also log your reading online or print a paper log (see each age group below). If you’re new to the online or app versions and have questions, watch this quick tutorial from Niche Academy on how to set up your Beanstack account.

Bonus! This year we have partnered with Advia Credit Union in Cary. If we, as a community, read 1000 books for Winter Reading, Advia will donate $1000 to the Cary-Grove Food Pantry. To help reach our 1000 book goal, if you continue to read books after you’ve completed the Challenge before February 28, record any additional titles and turn in a Bonus Book slip (print a Bonus Book sheet of four). Let’s get reading!
UPDATE 1/25: we have reached the 1000 book goal! Continue to read to finish the program by February 28 and earn a completion prize and a chance at a grand prize.

 

Young Readers (infants-grade 1) – print a log
Read 15 books together to finish and earn a ticket into the grand prize drawing of your choice:
Music and Art Play Pack – Giant floor piano mat, Water Doodle kids painting and writing doodle toy mat
Mini Master Chef – Melissa & Doug wooden cooktop set with wooden play food, Eatable Alphabet activity cards

Independent Readers (grades 2-5) – print a log
Read 4 books to finish and earn a ticket into the grand prize drawing of your choice:
Future Foodie – 31 piece Baketivity kids cooking and baking set, Baketivity bagel making kit including pre-measured ingredients
Apitor Robot X – app-enabled coding toy

Teens (grades 6-12) – print a log
Read 4 books to finish and earn a ticket into the grand prize drawing of your choice:
Fast Foodie – a collection of gift cards to local food places totaling $100 (e.g. Portillo’s, Jimmy John’s, Noodles & Co, etc.)
Chef’s Kiss – Ecolution Microwave Micro-pop Popcorn Maker, a Dash Mini Donut Maker, and a Nostalgic Indoor Electric Stainless Steel S’mores Maker

Adults (ages 18+) – print a log
Read 4 books to finish and earn a ticket into the grand prize drawing. Four grand prize winners receive a $50 gift card to the Cary, Fox River Grove, or Crystal Lake business of their choice (e.g. restaurant, grocery store, gas station, gift shop, car mechanic, etc.)

Tips for using the Beanstack App

Watch a quick tutorial from Niche Academy on how to set up your Beanstack account.

  • One-time sign-up: once you’ve signed up, you’re set for this program and any future program you want to participate in
  • You can enter the book you’re reading by searching the title, author, ISBN, or scanning the book’s UPC barcode. You may also log a book without specifying the title at all
  • The app offers a built-in timer to track your reading and see your real-time stats
  • Parents/caregivers can register their child(ren) and then log everyone’s reading (parents and each child) with just a couple of clicks
  • Parents/caregivers with multiple children can log each child’s books quickly by selecting all the readers in the app