The Winter Reading Challenge: Read for a Better World

The Winter Reading Challenge: Read for a Better World (All Ages) is available for registration now on the Vermont libraries Beanstack page at The challenge starts January 1, 2022 and ends January 31. Bixby Library participants registered in the challenge who read over 100 minutes can be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate to a local book store. One winner will be chosen from the Children, Teen, and Adult categories. Entry is only available by registering online through Beanstack. Not sure how to do this? Give us a call (802)877-2211. Winners will be contacted in early February.

Readers of all ages are encouraged to read for at least 20 minutes a day and log their minutes using the Beanstack website or the mobile app. Participants can read books of their choosing, log minutes, participate in simple activities, and earn digital badges. Participants are encouraged to explore diversity, empathy, and action through literature by choosing books and stories from an array of diverse authors and topics.

There are many places readers can find lists of diverse books. One good place to start is We Need Diverse Books, which has compiled a list of sites that offer recommendations for diverse titles.