Welcome to Pasco County Libraries Reading Challenges!


Participate in our virtual reading challenges throughout the year using Beanstack!

Kids, teens, and adults can track their reading minutes, write book reviews, and participate in fun activities to earn digital badges.

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What is Beanstack?

  • Beanstack is a website and app that promotes reading through various challenges and activities. Track your reading and earn digital badges from completing challenges! During Summer Reading Challenge, participants who complete the challenge are entered into drawings for prizes!

Can you register multiple readers on an account?

  • Yes, you can set up as many profiles as you'd like for readers of any age! This feature is great for families, schools, or other groups. You can easily log reading for multiple profiles at one time.

Is there an app?

How do I join a Reading Challenge?

  • Once you're registered, available challenges will be on your main page. Simply click a challenge to join and start logging!

Where can I get help about Beanstack?


Check out our challenges below!

National Arts & Humanities Month 2023

For All Ages | September 30, 2023 - October 31, 2023

We’re celebrating National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM) for this month’s reading challenge! NAHM encourages everyone to appreciate art and explore the diverse cultures around us. It is the largest celebration of arts and culture in the U.S., and asks us to reflect on how art enriches our lives.

Complete the challenge by logging 300 minutes of reading and completing 2 activity badges.

When you complete the challenge during the dates above, you will be entered into a drawing for a $5 Walmart gift card!

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National Library Card Sign-Up Month 2023

For All Ages | August 31, 2023 - September 30, 2023

Join us in celebrating National Library Card Sign-up Month! This is is a great opportunity to dive into all that Pasco County Libraries can provide. From borrowing physical and digital books, visiting a Museum for free with a Discovery Pass, or creating in a Makerspace, a library card has even more to offer! 

Complete the challenge by logging 300 minutes of reading and completing 3 activity badges.

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

For Ages 0 - 5 | Ongoing

This program encourages all Pasco County area families and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten. Log reading and earn badges all along the way.

Complete the challenge by reading 1,000 books including repeat reads.

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Patrons of all ages may enter to win prizes by completing challenges through Beanstack (pascolibraries.beanstack.org). Each Pasco County library branch may offer additional prizes with varying requirements. Participation in the Beanstack reading challenge is not required, but winning individuals must be present to pick up the prize at a Pasco County Library branch. If you’d like to enter to win without participation please email virtualservices@pascolibraries.org. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are not endorsing or sponsoring this contest.