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Olympic Reads: Winter Reading Challenge

Read to complete Olympics-inspired challenges to enter to win the grand prize. Finish all 9 challenges and receive a special prize!

January 1 – March 31, 2022

For every 2 hours of reading you’ll earn one badge, each inspired by a sport in the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. For each badge that you earn, you’ll get an entry into the grand prize drawing. Finish all 9 badges to earn a finisher prize. Read something using the suggestions we provide to make your challenge even more fun!

  • Preschool, School-Age, and Middle School Readers: Mark off each 24 minutes for reading, one Olympic ring for each 24 minutes.
  • High School and Adult Readers: Mark a badge complete after reading 2 hours.

Pick up a paper reading log at the library, print one at home using this link, or go virtual and earn digital badges on the Beanstack app here.

Visit the Youth Services Desk when you have completed badges to enter the Grand Prize Drawing, or when you have finished all 9 challenges to collect your finisher prize.  Enter the grand prize drawing January 3-April 9.  (Beanstack users will be entered automatically) Collect finisher prizes February 1- April 9.


What Is Beanstack? How do I sign up?

Beanstack is an online software that the Library uses for our reading rewards programs, even if when you can’t get to the library!  Getting started is easy! Visit the Kaukauna Library Beanstack  page or download the Beanstack Tracker app from Apple’s App Store  or Google Play . Once you’re registered you can sign up for the programs in each person’s age group (Beanstack calls them Challenges). Sign up for the Winter Reading Program is open now.  Starting on January 3 you can log in, select the person you want to log activities for and record your completed activities.  When you earn a badge (complete an activity) you’ll be notified that you can enter your grand prize entry ticket. This is done right in Beanstack!

After you have earned all 9 badges, visit the library to collect your final prize.