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Winter Reading Challenge

If you love reading and you love a challenge, you are going to love the Winter Reading Challenge.

Borrow or download a bunch of books, find a comfy reading spot and join in the fun! All ages can join with four different age categories:

  • Parents and toddlers 0 – 5 years
  • Children 6 – 12 years
  • Young Adults 13 – 17 years
  • Adults 18+

The Winter Reading Challenge kicks off Friday 26 June. Simply register and create an account in Sunshine Coast Libraries official Beanstack site. If you have already taken part in a Beanstack challenge before, simply sign into Beanstack using your existing account details.

Once registered and logged in, choose the Challenge for your age group and get reading! Complete the activities, tell us what books you have read and submit reviews to go in the draw to win some great prizes.

How it works

  • There are eight $50 local book store Gift Vouchers to be won (two in each age category).
  • There are twenty six activity badges to earn over the course of the challenge.
  • Each badge unlocked rewards you with a ticket into the prize draw.
  • You can also log what you are reading.
  • Every book logged rewards you with a ticket into the prize draw. The more you read, the more entries you get!
  • Bonus tickets are earned for submitting reviews.

What is Beanstack?

Beanstack is a free online service for library members and is an easy way to participate in online programs. Individuals can register or a parent can create an account on behalf of the entire family.

Beanstack is available 24/7 through your computer or mobile device via the Beanstack Tracker app.

Download the Beanstack Tracker app

Download Beanstack from the App store or Play store

After you have downloaded Beanstack, search for Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your library member number to get started.

Get started

  • Join the library online if you are not a member.
  • Register and make an account on Beanstack or sign in using your existing account details from Friday 26 June.
  • Register for the Winter Reading challenge in your age group.
  • Get reading!
  • Complete activities and reading logs for your chance to win.

If you experience any issues using the app, check out Beanstack's FAQ's for troubleshooting or contact libraries for help.

All Winter Reading Challenge entries close Friday 28 August 2020 at 5pm. Winners will be announced on Tuesday 1 September.

Happy reading!