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Beanstack Challenges

Online Reading Challenges

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Want book recommendations and ideas for completing online challenges? Join the "What's Next?" Library Book Challenge Facebook Group to find support for your reading goals - from book lovers like you! 


Black History Month Reading Challenge – February 1 - 28

Celebrate Black History with your community this month, and every month. 
Learn about Black history makers, explore cultural traditions, and honor the evolution of Black history in America. From the Civil Rights Movement to #BlackLivesMatter, it is vital to understand our history so that we can impact our future.

Complete activities to earn 8 out of 9 badges and finish this challenge. Everyone who finishes the challenge will be entered in a drawing to win a $25 gift card.


Read Woke - Now through February 28

Cicely Lewis, School Library Journal's School Librarian of the Year for 2020, created the “Read Woke Challenge” to prompt her young readers to embrace diversity and social consciousness and her students say she changed their lives. This Beanstack Challenge expands beyond just young readers and promotes reading diverse titles to all ages! Anyone who earns five activity badges (and/or 20 points)  will be entered to win a Target gift card. If you complete the entire challenge (all ten activity badges) you will be entered a second time.


Award Nominees Reading Challenges - Now through March 10

Help choose the best books for students in Missouri! 
Register your students to read with us as a part of the Missouri Association of School Libraries 2020-2021 Reader's Awards. Students age 6 all the way through 12th grade can read from a list of nominated books that represent the best current youth literature available for their grade levels. Then, students can vote for their choice of the best book published at their level! 
After voting, students will be entered for a chance to win a $20 gift card, and can keep on reading more nominees for additional chances to win! 

Show Me Readers Award: Children ages 6 to 10
Mark Twain Readers Award: Children grades four through six
Truman Readers Award: Children grades six through eight
Gateway Readers Award: Young adults grades nine through twelve


1000 Books Before Kindergarten - Ongoing

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read 1,000 books with your little learner before kindergarten. It’s a fun way to help Grow Your Reader with a practice that is proven to build early literacy - exposing your child to lots of books! Log reading and earn badges all along the way. Participate and keep track of your reading online! Find out more about this program.