Sussex libraries are joining forces once again to bring a health-focused challenge to Sussex County residents from Thursday, April 1 to Thursday, May 6. The Sussex Be Well Challenge encourages people of all ages and abilities to complete activities within a variety of health-related categories.
Participants can choose activities in subjects ranging from gardening to mental health to getting outside. For those unable to complete any of the libraries’ suggestions, there is an option to create one’s own activity in each category.
The Sussex Be Well Challenge is an online format; participants can register on Beanstack by going to sussexcountyde.beanstack.org or downloading the Beanstack app. Those who participated in previous Beanstack challenges such as the Sussex Winter Reads Challenge can log in to their accounts to register. For those new to Beanstack, registration is simple and requires little information. Whole families may register together to keep the tracking easy. For help accessing a Beanstalk account, patrons should contact their local libraries.
“Of course, no challenge is complete without prizes,” said Kathy Graybeal, Sussex County librarian. “Participants will earn tickets for activities completed and may use tickets to select prizes to be raffled at the end of the challenge.” Prizes include gift cards; health, relaxation and fitness items; and a grand prize two-night stay at a Trap Pond State Park cabin or campsite.
As library service continues to adapt throughout the pandemic and beyond, library staff are committed to engaging with readers in innovative and equitable ways that create a shared sense of community and love of reading for all Sussex Countians.