Winter Reading Challenge – 2022


January 1 – 31, 2022

Billerica Public Library is here to offer our patrons a way to stay toasty this winter by snuggling up with a good book.  Read this winter and log your minutes onto Beanstack to earn chances to win a grand prize at the end of the winter reading challenge. A Grand Prize is awarded to each level (Children’s, Teens, & Adults).

To participate, Sign Up  for “Read for a Better World” online, start logging in your reading and earning badges.  You can also earn Activity or Book Review Badges! One by attending events sponsored by Billerica Public Library, Bringing in a Billerica Community Pantry Donation or writing a review on a book that you read. Print the Winter Activity Progress Tracker here. Check off all  the activities you completed and bring your log to the library and turn it in on or before January 30, 2022. You can also log your activities at by Jan, 31, 2022. SO join us this January by the fireplace with a hot chocolate and a great book.

Signing up is simple!

Beanstack Account

  1. Starting December 15 visit our Beanstack page to preregister yourself and your family for our online Billerica Public Library’s “Read for a Better World” WinterReading Challenge. Click the “register” button if you need to create an account, or click the “sign in” button to access your existing account.
  2. Alternatively, use the Beanstack Tracker App on your phone or other mobile device (apple | android) to create, sign in, and manage your account.
  3. For Adults only you can pick up or print a Paper log to record your reading during the challenge.
  4. Within one account, you can set up and manage reader profiles for all of your family members!

Logging Your Reading

Billerica Public Library’s goal this winter is for patrons to try to read at least 600 minutes during January 1-31, 2022 and log them into Beanstack.

  1. Pre-register for the challenge. It is open for all ages!
  2. This challenge uses Logging Badges.
  3. Click to log the minutes that you read.
  4. You will earn a logging badge for every 60 minutes logged.
  5. The challenge is completed when you log 600 minutes! But you can still log more minutes with our bonus to earn more chances to win the Amazon gift card.
  6. For each 60 minutes you log in you will receive a digital badge and earn a chance in our weekly drawing.
  7. Adults that would prefer a paper log can print it Here or pick them up either at the Circulation or Reference desk. Complete the paper log and turn it in on or before January 30, 2022 and the Staff will enter your information into Beanstack for chances to win the grand prize.

Optional Book Review Badges

  • Take the opportunity to earn even more chances to win our grand prize by completing a book review on a book that you have read. These book reviews will be shared with other readers to see what patrons are enjoying this winter.

Optional Activity Badges

  • You also can complete activity badges by signing up to attend either a live or a virtual event that Billerica Public Library sponsored. Be part of a Better World and bring in a Billerica Community Pantry Donation to earn a badge. These activities give you more chances towards the grand prize.

Contact Us

If you have trouble setting up or accessing your account, or have any other questions, please contact us any time at 978-671-0749 x4 or [email protected]

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