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Read for A Better World - Winter Read 2022

Read for a better world. Sponsored by Lerner publishing, Beanstack and JCPL.

Read for a Better World in 2022 with our JCPL Adult Winter Reading Program

There’s nothing better on a cold winter day than curling up with a good book.

This year we invite you to Read for a Better World with Jasper County Public Library, in partnership with Beanstack and Lerner Publishing Group.

Between January 1 and February 28, 2022, you will receive a ticket to enter our prize drawings for each fiction, non-fiction, magazine, e-book, audiobook, or audio e-book that you read or listen to. We will have weekly prize winners at each library location and a grand prize drawing at each location to end the program.

Participants need not be present to win. Registration is requested, either through Beanstack or through our events page, or in person at any JCPL library.

Additionally, from January 1 to January 31, JCPL is participating in Beanstack’s Fifth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group.

Read for a Better World encourages readers of all ages to explore diversity, empathy, and action through literature. Our community has unlimited access to Lerner’s “Read for a Better World” themed books for the month of January through the challenge!

We challenge our patrons to read at least 100 minutes during the month and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site. Get started with Beanstack at A complete pdf of the challenge with book links is also available below.

Thousands of libraries and schools across the nation are encouraging their communities to read a target number of minutes and books in this challenge. Top-performing libraries and schools will earn prizes from Lerner Publishing Group, including book collections, signed books, and virtual author visits.

In February, we will also give younger readers a chance to compete for prizes and older readers the option to win extra entries into the adult winter read contest with a Passport to Reading challenge.

Happy reading!