Reading Challenges

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

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New Horizons: 2022 Reading Challenge

February 1 - December 31, 2022

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Explore new horizons this year with our all ages 2022 Reading Challenge! Log your reading throughout the year to earn new badges as you step into uncharted territory, journey to distant lands, and adventure away! Remember, all reading in any format counts. Not sure where to start your reading journey? We'd love to help you pick your next read. Contact or visit your local Stanislaus County Library or browse our e-Resources for more book inspiration. Register on Beanstack to participate.

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.