Reading Challenges

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


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Winter Reading Challenge

From January 1 to January 31, Stanislaus County Library is participating in Beanstack’s Fifth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group. "Read for a Better World" encourages readers of all ages to explore diversity, empathy, and action through literature. Our libraries have unlimited access to Lerner’s “Read for a Better World” themed books for the month of January through the challenge activities. During this month, we also challenge you to help us reach our community goal of 300,000 minutes read. Register on Beanstack to participate in the Winter Reading Challenge 2022.


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.