Essex Public Library

2021 Winter Reading Challenge

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Winter Reading 2021 Graphic with House and Fox in Snow at Night

Join the 2021 Winter Reading Challenge
for All Ages
Jan. 1 – Feb. 28


Keep track of every day you spend time reading between Friday, January 1 and Sunday, February 28. For every ten days you read and log, you’ll earn a virtual badge and a virtual ticket to enter the grand prize drawing. This program is open to children from newborns through age 12. Create an account online at, and enroll in the Winter Reading Challenge beginning Fri., January 1. If you participated in Beanstack last year, log in to check your password and update your phone number and email address.

Teens & Adults

Teens and adults can win prizes for reading and reviewing books on the Beanstack Tracker app or website by registering at Read and log at least 5 books to be eligible for the grand prize drawing. There will be two prize drawings, one for teens 13-17, and one for adults 18+. This year, our Winter Reading Challenge is dedicated to diversity in books. We encourage you to select books by authors from a variety of backgrounds. For inspiration, check out our reading lists for #OwnVoices teen books and diverse adult fiction.

Now it’s time to get cozy with some inspirational books. Happy reading!

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    Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Thursday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Friday: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Sunday: Closed

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    Essex Public Library
    117 North Church Lane
    Tappahannock, VA 22560

    Phone: 804-443-4945

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