The annual reading challenge returns; Suffolk Public Library aims to read 8,000 books

SUFFOLK, Virginia (WAVY) – School is back, and so is Beanstack’s annual reading challenge.

January marks the fifth year of the Reading Challenge which runs January 1-31. This year’s theme is “Reading for a Better World” which aims to encourage readers of all ages to explore diversity, empathy and action through literature. Suffolk Public Library officials say they are trying to hit a reading target of 8,000 books.

Those interested in participating in the program can register today HERE. You can also download the easy to use Beanstack application. Entrants must register their reading in order to participate in the weekly draws and the grand prize draws.

The paper journals are available at:

  • Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street
  • North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road

Weekly prices include:

  • A homemade gingerbread kit
  • Ice skating for 4 at Chilled Ponds
  • A fandango gift card
  • A S’mores interior kit with ingredients

Weekly raffles take place every Friday. This year’s grand prizes are age-based and include:

  • A mini playhouse for motorhomes
  • A $ 200 gift card to Apex Entertainment in Virginia Beach
  • 2 passes for Busch Gardens and Water Country USA valid until January 2023
  • A one-year Netflix subscription.

The grand prize draw will take place the first week of February.

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