Winter Reading Challenge 2020

One million minutes!
The Christian County Library is challenging the community to read one million minutes during the 2020 Winter Reading Challenge.
It’s like a New Year’s resolution with prizes.

For the entire month of January, Christian County will be joining hundreds of other libraries and schools across the nation in participating with Beanstack’s Third Annual Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Penguin Random House. Our challenge, for all community members, is to read 10 hours to reach the goal of one million minutes read.

Top-performing library districts are eligible to earn awards from Penguin Random House which include author visits and new books. Among the authors who will visit the winning libraries are Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich (The Hero Next Door, Crown) and Max Brallier (The Last Kids on Earth series, Viking).

In addition, the Christian County Library is offering prizes for those that choose to participate. Patrons that read and log at least one hour will be entered into a weekly drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. Every hour read during the week is an additional entry. Gift cards will be drawn on Fridays during January and announced on social media. 

To be eligible for the weekly drawings, all reading activity, including listening to audiobooks, must be logged in Beanstack either online or by accessing the app on a smartphone or tablet. To create a Beanstack account visit

For more information about the Winter Reading Challenge and instructions on how to log minutes on Beanstack we have you covered: Winter Reading Challenge 2020

If you are ready to participate but not sure where to start, the library is here to help. We have book displays in the library branches and online resources are available any time of day. NoveList Plus, Select Reads, New Books Alert, and the Tumble Book Library are great resources to find that next favorite book. Each database can be accessed by visiting

Will you accept the library’s challenge?