Winter Reading Challenge

Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit in a winter landscapeDecember 1 - January 14th

This year's Winter Reading Challenge is about READING .... and it's not just for kids!

Read in a cozy spot, read with a flashlight, read with a friend, read out loud!
Cozy up and choose your winter reading activities to earn badges toward
the Winter Reading Prize Drawing, and help us reach our
Nevada County Community Library reading goal of 100,000 minutes!

Sign up at 
Scan the QR code below to download the Beanstack Tracker app!

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How to Play:Beatrix Potter Mouse reading a newspaper sitting on a spool of thread Opens in new window

  • Pick up a BINGO card at your local library or sign up on Beanstack!
  • Earn badges toward the Winter Reading Prize Drawing:
    • Log minutes you read, watch or listen to
    • Complete Winter Reading Bingo activities 
    • Write or draw reviews 
  • All paper logs should be turned in no later than the week of January 10th to be entered in the Winter Reading Prize Drawing. Winners will be announced the following week.  


All youth receive a free book, stop by your local library to pick it up at the end of the program. For the Winter Reading Prize Drawing, there will be one winner at every location for each age group listed below. Every badge you earn are tickets toward the drawing! 

Pre-Readers (0 - 5)Independent Readers (6 - 12)Teens (13 - 17)Adults (18+)
Cardboard Coloring Playhouse
with set of 40 washable markers to decorate!
Lunarscope Tabletop Telescope Mystery Prize
from your local library
Gift certificate to your
local hardware store


Peter Rabbit in snowy background
Green handled scissors with paper cutouts for snowflake on top of black background
Wooden block stamps against white background with text
Snowy Owl craft made from cotton balls with markers on wood textured background
Picture of ornaments with painted holiday trees on light red background
Mug of hot cocoa with a mountain of marshmallows

Winter Reading Bingo Card and Paper Log

Download and print the PDF to begin logging minutes, activities & reviews!