Reading Challenges

Current and upcoming reading challenges can be viewed on our Beanstack homepage.

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Library Card Sign-up Month

Picture of Marley Dias, Library Card Sign-Up Month Honorary Chair on the left. The right side has the words September is Library Card Sign-up Month! A library card provides opportunity for discovery and access to a rich and diverse world. It empowers you to make change and experience new stories.

September is Library Card Sign-up month. Let's celebrate with an all ages, community reading challenge hosted on Beanstack. Log the time you spend reading, or reading to someone, to help reach our community goal of 100,000 minutes read for the month of September. All reading in any format counts. Did you know a Stanislaus County Library card gives you access to more than just books? It's true! A library card gives everyone a chance to create, learn, and discover through databases, computer access, and more. More information about getting a library card is available here. And don’t forget to register for the reading challenge!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Colorful tree with books as leaves, some leaves are falling, includes the words 1000 books before kindergarten

This free program is for infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children. We are encouraging caregivers to read 1000 books to their little ones before they start Kindergarten - a goal experts say children need to reach to help them learn to read for themselves. More information is available here.