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Children's Winter Reading Challenge 2022

Online registration opens December 20, 2021.

Children's Winter Reading Challenge
January 3 - April 2, 2022

Winter is a great time to read or listen to books, and kids can earn fun rewards along the way in our Children's Winter Reading Challenge!

Advance registration opens Monday, December 20.

How do I get started?

Starting Monday, December 20 you can register in advance:

  • Already have an account on our Beanstack platform? Just log in and enroll your child in Children's Winter Reading 2022. Make sure contact details & child's age/grade are updated.
  • Forgot your log-in or password? Just give us a call (217-424-2900 ext. 5), email (childrens@decaturlibrary.org) or send us a note via Facebook Messenger.
  • Don't have an account? Just download the Beanstack app from your device's app store, or go to our DPL Beanstack page . Create a family account, and register all your readers, whether kids or adults.
  • Or you can bypass online altogether -- just come in and let us register you upstairs at the Children's Desk.

However you register, you can stop by the Children's Desk to pick up a printed reading log, making it fun for kids to track their own progress. (You can also download and print your own reading log here.)

How do I earn rewards?

Just log every day that your child reads or listens to books! How much? Whatever is a good amount of reading/listening for your child!

You can log via Beanstack, or the printed reading log, or both. For every 15 days of reading, kids earn fun stuff! Stop by the Children's Desk to check in and pick up rewards:

  • 15 days -- Scratch 'n' Sniff bookmark & book bag
  • 30 days -- Choice of a free book and a Papa Murphy's Mini Murph pizza coupon
  • 45 days -- DPL color-changing pencil
  • 60 days -- Temporary tattoos

And the first 30 kids to come to the Children's Desk to register (or get their reading log if already registered) get a coupon for a FREE public ice skating session & skate rental at the Decatur Civic Center! (Valid through XXX, 2022. Check Civic Center calendar for open times.)

Thanks to our sponsors: The Friends of the Decatur Public Library, Papa Murphy's Pizza of Decatur, Golden K Kiwanis Club of Decatur, City of Decatur Civic Center