Beginning Friday, Jan. 1, cozying up with some good reads could earn some great prizes for Sussex Countians. The 13 libraries in the county recently announced another unified reading challenge.
The Sussex Winter Reads 2021 will run from Jan. 1 to Sunday, Feb. 28. During that time, readers of all ages will be asked to track their reading using an online tool called Beanstack. The more reading a participant tracks in Beanstack, the more chances they will earn to win prizes, including Delaware State Parks passes, gift cards to local bookstores, a Kindle, learning toys and more.
During the beginning stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sussex County Libraries merged their individual summer reading programs to create equity and simplicity for readers and library patrons countywide. The result has been a lasting, literacy-enhancing partnership promoting a shared love of reading for all Sussex Countians.
To register, go to sussexcountyde.beanstack.org or download the Beanstack app. Those who participated in the summer reading program in 2020 may simply log in to their accounts to register. For folks new to Beanstack, registration is simple and requires little information. Whole families may register together to keep the tracking easy. For help accessing a Beanstack account, contact a local library.
As library staff continue to adapt services throughout the pandemic, they are committed to finding new ways to engage with readers.
For more information about Sussex Winter Reads 2021, go to sussexlibraries.org/winter-reads-2021.