How many books will you read in the new year?

Start 2024 off with the Winter Reading Challenge (Jan. 1 – March 20, 2024) to explore new genres, diverse authors and fun activities for a chance to win great prizes from the library. Curl up with a good book and start tracking your progress!

Beginning Jan. 1, adults (ages 18+) can sign up via Beanstack (also available on iOS and Google Play) to read and complete challenges, such as reading a book with two or more authors, or a book with WINTER or SNOW in the title. Participate in the online BINGO card through Beanstack, the popular platform used for “Summer with the Library,” to track reading milestones and earn badges.

“Book clubs, individual readers and any adult with a library card can sign up,” Community Librarian Paige Bentley-Flannery said. “It’s the perfect time to connect the adult community with debut authors, A Novel Idea books and attend in-person programs.”

The Winter Reading Challenge is an opportunity to celebrate reading while working your way toward great prizes from your library. All participants who complete the Winter Reading Challenge will be automatically entered into the grand prize drawings.

See the web calendar ( for pop-up dates. Join the conversation online and tag the Library using #DPLWinterRead.