Handley Regional Library Systems Youth Reading Challenge

Handley Regional Library System will be presenting a Winter Reading Challenge for youth to run the entire month of January 2022. The theme for this year is “Read for a Better World”, which encourages readers of all ages to explore diversity, empathy, and action through literature. 

“We are joining thousands of libraries and schools across the nation that are encouraging their communities to read a target number of books,” says Donna Hughes, Youth Services Division Head. 

Handley Regional Library System is challenging youth patrons to read at least 128 books (pre-readers), 32 books (ages 6-10, or 16 books (ages 11-17) during the month of January. Kids can earn a registration and a completion badge and prize, a virtual ticket for a physical prize for logging books, and a super scratch-n-sniff bookmark just for reading! 

Top-performing libraries and schools will earn prizes from Lerner Publishing Group, including book collections, signed books, and virtual author visits. Happy reading! 

Readers can pre-register on December 20 and keep track of reading on the Beanstack site at www.handleyregionallibrary.beanstack.org beginning January 1, 2022, and ending January 31, 2022. 

 For more information, contact Cheryl Nakagawa, Public Relations and Outreach Manager, at cnakagawa@handleyregional.org or visit www.handleyregional.org.