Reading Challenges 

Pre-registration for the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge is open! Sign up on Beanstack!


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Hey Newport News, are you up for the challenge? Can we count on you? This summer, Newport News Public Library is once again challenging the community to read 500,000 minutes. We did it last year; let’s do it again!  Starting June 7th, you will be able to pre-register and start logging your minutes.  On June 21st, the fun begins with a kick-off event outside of Main Street Library.  The theme of our 2021 Summer Reading Challenge is, You Are What You Read. We will have all kinds of information and fun programs about healthy living.  Register and log all of your reading minutes to be eligible to win weekly prizes.  All the minutes you read and log will be added to the community goal of 500,000 minutes. That averages out to only 12 hours total, or 2 hours each week. The more you read, the more chances you have to win! 

To join in this community effort, Register Here. And check our Events Calendar to get a list of virtual and In-person, outdoor events.  This is for all ages! Something for the whole family and an accomplishment for the whole community!  So Newport News, can we count on you?   Let's read and win together! 

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Get ready to learn to love reading with the 1000 books before kindergarten challenge! Just register, log the title of each book, and come to the library along the way for special prizes. There's even a celebration when you finish!

Beanstack Mobile App

Access your Beanstack account from your mobile device to complete challenges and log your reading minutes!

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