Grafton Public Library


Love reading? Check out to participate in seasonal and ongoing reading challenges for all ages.

Why use Beanstack?

  • Track your reading on their website or on the go with the Beanstack app
  • Expand your reading horizons with fun challenges – read things outside your favorite genres
  • Earn virtual badges as you complete activities

Current Reading Challenges

Seasonal Reading Challenges

NEW! – Black History Month 2023 – February 1-28, 2023

Celebrate Black History Month! This month, learn more about Black history and celebrate Black authors and illustrators. Log your reading and activities throughout the month to earn badges.

NEW! – For the Love of Reading 2023 – February 1-28, 2023

Fall in love with reading this February! Log your reading throughout the challenge to earn badges all month long.

NEW! Heart Smarts – February 1-28, 2023

In this reading challenge you’ll read all about the history of hearts and Valentine’s Day, home different animal hearts work, and amazingly adorable animal friendships to celebrate during Valentine’s Day. For readers in grades 3-5.

GPL Bingo – January, February, March – January 1 – March 31, 2023

Start the new year off with a game of book bingo. Complete reading challenges to earn a bingo or challenge yourself by getting a coverall!

COMING SOON! Women’s History Month 2023 – March 1-31, 2023

Celebrate Women’s History Month by logging your reading and completing activities.

COMING SOON! – Animals Across America – March 1-31, 2023

Take a tour of the different animals and habitats across American in this reading challenge for readers in grades 3-5.

COMING SOON! Celebrate the Walter Awards Reading Challenge – March 1-31, 2023

The Walter Dean Myers Awards celebrate diverse authors who work features diverse main characters in children’s literature. Check out winning and honorary titles from 2022-2023. This challenge is for readers in grades 3-12.

COMING SOON! Symbols, Secret Codes, and Emojis – April 1-30, 2023

Learn how humans have communicated over the centuries in this reading challenge for grades 3-5.

Year-Long Reading Challenges

Adventure 365 – January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023

Reading can take you anywhere! Journey to faraway lands, experience new perspectives, or explore your own inner world all from the comfort of your favorite reading nook. Log your time reading throughout the year to earn badges. Adventure awaits!

Ongoing Reading Challenges

10 to Try Reading Challenge – Ongoing

10 to Try is a challenge for readers, age 12 and up, that asks you to read a book in 10 different categories.

100 Books Before College – Ongoing

A challenge for teens to read 100 books before the end of high school. You must have a Beanstack reader that is between the ages of 13-19 in order to see this challenge.

500 Books Before Middle School – Ongoing

Are you up to the challenge? Read 500 books before middle school. This challenge is open to readers in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten – Ongoing

A challenge for parents and caregivers to read 1,000 books to their child before they enter Kindergarten. You must have a Beanstack reader that is between the ages of 0-5 in order to see this challenge.

A to Z Reading Challenge – Ongoing

A challenge to read your way through the alphabet. Read books with a title or author for each letter of the alphabet.

American Road Trip – Ongoing

Take a virtual road trip of the United States in this challenge for all ages.

American Sign Language Reading Challenge – Ongoing

Celebrate American Sign Language (ASL). Read about the history of ASL, learn basic words and phrases, and check out book recommendations that celebrate authors with hearing loss and honor the Deaf experience.

Carnival of Reading Challenge – Ongoing

Complete fun activities and track your reading in this fun carnival themed challenge for all ages.

Financial Literacy Challenge – Ongoing

Financial learning made fun. There are two versions of this challenge: for grades 6-12 and adults.

Genre Challenge – Ongoing

Expand your reading by choosing books from a variety of genres in this challenge for Kindergartens to Adults.

Genre Reading Challenge – Ongoing

Challenge yourself to read outside your comfort zone by reading a book in each of these genres.

Grafton Public Library Challenge – Ongoing

Complete activities in and about the Grafton Public Library.

Indigenous Authors (Australia and New Zealand) – Ongoing

Learn about the different indigenous people of Australia and New Zealand in this challenge for all ages.

Literary Escapes – Ongoing

A challenge to travel the United States through books. Read a book set in or about each state.

Mindfulness Challenge – Ongoing

Practice mindfulness in this self-care activity challenge for all ages.

Oscar-Worthy Reads – Ongoing

In this challenge for adults, discover if the book is better than the movie by reading books that were made into or inspired Oscar-winning films.

Poetry – Ongoing

Learn more about poetry in this activity challenge that’s geared towards younger readers but can be enjoyed by all ages.

Pride 365 – Ongoing

Celebrate LGBT+ Pride with this challenge! There are four versions of this challenge for readers ages 0-5, 6-12, 13-17, and 18+.

Read a Book Day – Ongoing

Celebrate reading with this fun challenge for readers in grades K to 5.

Read the Rainbow – Ongoing

Challenge yourself to a rainbow of reads. Read a book for every color of the rainbow. Check out our suggested reads to get you started.

Read Woke Reading Challenge – Ongoing

A diverse reading challenge for readers of all ages.

Women Changemakers Reading Challenge –  Ongoing

Celebrate women’s history by reading stories of inspirational creators, brave leaders, and bold changemakers.

Past Reading Challenges