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Beanstack Challenges

Online Reading Challenges

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Join using the App!

Complete 5 of 6 activities to receive a prize and
be entered into a grand prize drawing.

  • Embark on the Gingerbread Journey where you will enjoy a different Storybook Gingerbread House at each Library branch.
  • While you are at the Library, go on a scavenger hunt for "Lumberjack Larry" our Winter Challenge official spokesperson. 

To participate pick up a gameboard at any Library branch or track your progress online.


Missouri Association of School Librarians Readers Awards - Ends March 5

The four Reading Challenges are:

  • Show Me Readers - Children age 6-10
  • Mark Twain Award - Chapter books for students grades 4-6
  • Truman Readers Award - Chapter books for students grades 6-8
  • Gateway Readers Award - YA books for students grades 9-12

Readers will earn an activity badge and points for each nominee read. After reading the minimum number of nominees for each Challenge, participants will earn a completion badge. Readers who complete the Challenge will be given the link to vote for their favorite nominee, and entered into the drawing to win a copy of the book.

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Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award

The Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award is presented annually to the author and illustrator of the picture book voted most popular by preschool children in Missouri’s public libraries. The award is sponsored by the Missouri Library Association and is designed to encourage reading aloud to children from birth through kindergarten age. Read at least 5 of the 10 nominees for the Missouri Building Block Award, then vote for your favorite to earn a chance to win a copy of one of the books!

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.