Click on the titles below to learn more about each of the challenges, then sign into Beanstack, the library’s online reading challenge platform, to participate.
Paper logs are available where indicated.
Questions about Beanstack?
For Newborns until they enter Kindergarten. This program is ongoing. The rewards are priceless! Does it sound hard? It’s not really – if you read just 1 book a night you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think!
1000 Books Before Kindergarten paper logs .
The following two challenges are Reader’s Choice award contests designed for Maine Students. The nominated books on the lists are available from school libraries, public libraries or online.
Ends March 31st, 2021
For Maine student’s in Grades 4 through 8. Read at least 3 of the books from the list of 40 titles by March 31st, 2021 and write what you liked about each book to qualify to vote. Everyone who qualifies and votes will be entered in a raffle to win a copy of their favorite MSBA nominee to keep from the South Berwick Library. (Your name will be entered again for every additional 3 books you read.) Three winners will be drawn.
Ends March 31st, 2021
For Maine Students in Grades 7 through 12. Read at least three of the 21 books nominated for the North Star YABook Award, write a brief review of each to qualify to vote for your favorite. Everyone who qualifies and votes will be entered in a raffle to win a copy of their favorite book from the list. (Your name will be entered again for every additional three books you read.) Three winners will be drawn.
This program is ongoing and designed for all ages. Enter anytime and do it at your own pace.
There are 10 different badges to earn – each involves finding/reading a book by an underrepresented voice or member of an underrepresented or oppressed population, writing about what you learn, then sharing what you discover with others.
BrrrrWicks….Adult Winter Reading Challenge January 1 – March 31 2021
The three Berwick Libraries have set up a challenge for you! Win your library a silly trophy & earn tickets to take a chance on some fabulous prizes (iPad mini, $100 gift certificates to Barnes &Noble and Hannafords.)
You can choose “Chillin’ at the Base” challenges and pick whatever you like to read:
5 Books = 1 Activity Badge = 1Ticket = 1 Point for the South Berwick Public Library
Or choose to read outside your usual with “Race to the Peak” challenges:
5 Books = 1 Activity Badge = 3 Tickets = 3 Points for the South Berwick Library
Any adult or young adult book finished after January 1st can go toward earning tickets and points. Open to high school age & up.