Winter Reading Challenge

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Curl up with some great books!

Love books and want to read more? We have just the solution! Over July and August 2024 Macquarie Regional Library is running a free reading challenge for all ages. Develop long-lasting reading habits by tracking the time you spend reading, between Monday 1 July - Saturday 31 August 2024, using the Beanstack Tracker app. While reading is its own reward, there is also a great range of prizes to be won!

How It Works

  1. Download the Beanstack Tracker app or go to
  2. Register for the Winter Reading Challenge
  3. Log time spent reading on Beanstack
  4. Upon registering for the Winter Reading Challenge, and for every 20 minutes of reading logged, participants will receive a virtual badge. Each badge earns one entry into the prize draw.
  5. Prizes are drawn weekly. All badges will roll over into the next draw, so keep logging your reading to increase your chances of winning!


More information about using Beanstack is available here.

Discover your next great read

Our friendly staff are here to help you find your next great read. Ask us to help you pick a title the next time you visit, or check out this series of book lists available in your library or online here. From Bridgerton read-alikes to gripping crime novels, you are bound to find something you love at your library.

Frequently asked questions

How old do I have to be to enter?
The Winter Reading Challenge is open to all ages!

Do I need a library card to join the challenge?
No, however only members are eligible to win prizes. Getting a library card is free and simple. You can even join online.

Do I have to read library books?
No. Any book counts.

Do my badges carry over into subsequent prize draws?

If I log 30 minutes of reading, do those additional 10 minutes roll over and count toward the next virtual badge?
Yes. You will receive a virtual badge for 20 minutes, and have 10 minutes credited towards the next virtual badge.

Will paper logs be available in addition to logging on Beanstack?
No. The challenge will only be open on Beanstack. If you need help using Beanstack, please contact your friendly library staff.