Join the 2019 Winter Reading Challenge!

Posted on: December 27, 2018 | Category: Spotlight

The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) has been selected to be one of over 100 libraries around the world to participate in the 2019 Winter Reading Challenge, which is designed to encourage communities to read this winter.  The program is supported by Beanstack and Philanthropist and Shark Tank personality Mark Cuban, who will donate $35,000 to top participating libraries if all communities in the program reach a collective goal of 5 million minutes and 75,000 books.

Sign up, read, log your minutes online at librarieshawaii.beanstack.org between January 1 – 31, 2019 and help Hawaii reach our collective reading goal of 1 million minutes.

Take the Winter Reading Challenge and…

  • Help us be one of the top reading communities!
  • Get entered into a lucky prize drawing!  The more you read the more chances you have to win an amazing prize.  There will be one Lucky Prize Drawing Winner statewide each for a Child, Teen and Adult.  Lucky Drawing Prizes are sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawaiʻi.

Follow the international reading challenge at #WinterRead2019 on social media.

Participating is as easy as 1-2-3!

1.  Sign up online at librarieshawaii.beanstack.org or visit your local library.

2.  Read and log your minutes between January 1 to 31, 2019.  Reading books, ebooks, graphic novels, magazines, newspapers, and listening to audiobooks all count!

3.  Earn online badges for registering and for every 100 minutes of reading up to 1,000 minutes.  You will also receive an automatic entry into the Lucky Prize Drawing for every badge earned.  The more you read, the more chances to win!

Hawaii’s Lucky Prize Drawings are sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawaiʻi.

Three lucky statewide winners will receive a $100 Gift Card (one for each of the following age categories):

  • 1 Child Winner (between Birth to Grade 5)
  • 1 Teen Winner (between Grades 6 to 12)
  • 1 Adult Winner (18 years or older)

HOW TO REGISTER

I PARTICIPATED IN THE HSPLS SUMMER READING PROGRAM OR 2018 WINTER READING PROGRAM AND ALREADY HAVE A LOGIN

  1. Go to librarieshawaii.beanstack.org
  2. Click on “SIGN-IN”
  3. Type in your email or username and password, click on “SIGN-IN” (You may be asked to update your information. Simply follow the screen directions)

NOTE:  Not sure if you have an account or don’t remember your password, please check with library staff.

I DON’T HAVE A LOGIN AND NEED TO CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT

  1. Go to librarieshawaii.beanstack.org
  2. Click on “REGISTER AN INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY”
  3. Fill in the information and submit. Please be sure to include your email address and/or phone number, so we can contact you if you win the lucky prize drawing.

LOGGING YOUR MINUTES READ & ENTERING INTO THE LUCKY PRIZE DRAWING

  1. Go to librarieshawaii.beanstack.org
  2. Click on “SIGN-IN”
  3. Type in your email or username and password, click on “SIGN-IN”
  4. Click on “LOG READING AND ACTIVITIES”
  5. Click on “MINUTES”
  6. Add the number of minutes you would like to report in “HOW MANY MINUTES WERE READ?”
  7. Click on “LOG” to officially add your minutes to your total
  8. Finished? Click on the red close button to log out

Feel free to keep reading and recording after 1000 minutes to help us reach the 1 million minutes read statewide goal.

NOTE: Please don’t worry about exact dates for logging minutes, we just want to be sure you enter them within January 1 to 31, 2019 for the minutes to count toward your total minutes read.

GO MOBILE

Download the free Beanstack Tracker mobile app available on Android and iOS to register and easily track reading minutes.

SHARE WHAT YOU HAVE READ WITH OTHERS!

Read something interesting and want to share?  You can post a review online.  While you are logged onto your account, simply select “WRITE A REVIEW.”

DOWNLOAD THE FOLLOWING:

PRIZE DRAWING CONTEST RULES:

Click here

FIND OUT IF YOU’VE WON A PRIZE!

Prizes provided by the Friends of the Library of Hawaiʻi.  Winners will be notified by email or telephone by Friday, February 22, 2019.

For more information or additional assistance, visit your local library!