Delaware County Libraries’ Reading Challenges

For Ages 18+: Reading Glasses 2022 

"I read a book one day and my whole life was changed." - Orhan Pamuk

It's true that so many aspects of life are inspired by, enhanced by, and improved by what we read! As you unlock each month's Activity Badge, you'll be automatically entered to win quarterly prizes! Don't forget to log your minutes and write reviews along the way. Happy 2022!

For Ages 18+: Read For a Better World 

From January 1 to January 31, Delaware County Libraries is participating in Beanstack’s Fifth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group. Read for a Better World is our first ever Reading List Challenge! It encourages readers to explore diversity, empathy, and action through literature. Our community has unlimited access to Lerner’s Read for a Better World themed books for the month of January directly in Beanstack!

We challenge you to read at least 1 of these titles during the month and keep track of your reading on our Beanstack site. Please note that you will only earn logging badges in this challenge by reading books on the Read for A Better World book list.

For Kids Ages 5-12: School Days Reading Challenge

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Read & log along with us during the school year (September-May).  Logging badges are awarded each week for reading 20 minutes a day for all 35 weeks!  Why not use the built in reading timer to help you stay on track and record your minutes!  Invite your friends and classmates by using the Friend Code and create your own community of readers. Complete at least 1 activity each month of the school year to receive each month's activity badge. You can complete the challenge by completing all 5,000 minutes. If you don't get your reading done one week, don't worry, logging badges are cumulative and you can catch up the following week!

For Teens Ages 13-18: 100 Books Before Graduation

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Read 100 books before graduating, log your reading in Beanstack, and earn a new set of badges!  This is an on-going challenge for teens from 13-18.  No time frame - you complete it when your 100 books are done. You may join other monthly challenges along with this one and your books will be recorded in both. Have fun! This challenge begins on September 1.

For Preschoolers: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten 

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For our youngest readers, we offer 1000 Books Before Kindergarten year round! Click here for details!


What You Can Do

► Track your reading
► Complete reading challenges
► Earn badges, incentives, and prizes
► Write book reviews

How to Sign Up

Register here or in the app!
► Download the Beanstack Tracker app
  Available in the App StoreGet it on Google Play
► For instructions on using Beanstack, click here (PDF).
► For instructions on using the Beanstack app, click here (PDF).


View Library Classes & Events

Fri Jan 21

Fri Jan 21

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Marple Public Library
Our snowpeople are all dressed up as their favorite book characters! How many can you name? Come in...
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Upper Darby Township/Sellers Library – Sellers Memorial Branch
Join us as we celebrate penguins! National Penguin Day is January 20 and we are inviting you to...
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Springfield Township Library
Interested in helping to create a sticker mosaic? The final image will not be revealed until it is...
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J. Lewis Crozer Library
From Wednesday, January 12th, through Saturday, January 22nd, the J. Lewis Crozer Library will be...