Shreve Memorial Library continues celebrating 100 years of serving Caddo Parish by giving patrons a chance to win some great prizes in the Centennial Beanstack Challenge. The Centennial Beanstack Challenge encourages readers of all ages to read 20 minutes a day for 100 days. The challenge begins Friday, September 1 and continues through Sunday, December 31. No fee is required for entry, and the challenge is open to the public.
Library patrons can sign-up for the Centennial Beanstack Challenge beginning September 1 via Shreve Memorial Library’s Beanstack site at https://shreve-lib.beanstack.org/reader365. Beanstack is a website that allows readers to receive weekly book recommendations tailored to their age, reading level and ever-changing interests. The site allows patrons to explore curated apps and other online literacy tools.
Patrons are allowed to read any books they choose during the Centennial Beanstack Challenge. Unlike other reading challenges, patrons must log the number of days that they read rather than the number of books read on Beanstack. Reading activity should be completed on the days that the patron reads and cannot be logged ahead of time.
Those who successfully complete the challenge of reading for 100 days will be entered into a drawing for a Barnes and Noble gift card. The prize drawing will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 with the winners being announced on social media. A winner will be drawn for each of the following age groups: children, teen, and adult.
The Centennial Beanstack Challenge is part of Shreve Memorial Library’s overall centennial celebration, as Shreve Memorial Library celebrates 100 years of serving the citizens of Caddo Parish in 2023. Throughout the year, Shreve Memorial Library branches have and continue to host events and programs to commemorate the celebration, allowing patrons to participate in monthly craft classes, explore exhibits detailing branch histories, enjoy refreshments, and much more.