This year, the Library is hosting our first ever Winter Reading Challenge! The theme is All the Feels, and it’s all about looking ahead to the new year, the future, and the feelings that come with it. The Challenge encourages readers of any age to feel, experience, and dive into how reading inspires our emotions by earning badges on a virtual bingo card! From Jan.1 through Jan. 31, track your progress in the Beanstack reading portal at to earn fun, emoji-themed badges for logging the pages you read, completing activities, and earning bingo.

Earn the "Bingo!" badge by earning five badges in a row, in any direction, on your virtual bingo card to be automatically entered into the grand prize drawing. One winner will be chosen from each age group: children ages 0-12, teens ages 13-18, and adults 19 and older.


Kids ages 0-12: While you wait for your happy face Chia Pet to grow its hair, relax with your emoji cushion and work on an activity in your emoji puzzle book! Store all in your new goodies in your emoji-patterned backpack!

(Includes a backpack, Chia Pet, puzzle book, and pillow.)

Teens ages 13-18: Enjoy your favorite warm beverage from your new smiley face mug and relax with your emoji cushion while playing emoji-themed Uno or creating fused bead emojis!

(Includes Uno emoji card game, Perler bead activity kit, mug, and pillow.)

Adults ages 19 and up: Stay cozy this winter under your fleece smiley face blanket, and if your hands get cold from turning book pages, warm them in your rechargeable heated hand muff!

(Includes a blanket and electric hand warmer.)