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Winter Reading Challenge: 20 Minutes a Day for a Better You, Better World

Posted on December 14, 2021 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley

I have a challenge for you: Read more in 2022.

Before you click away to read something else (oh, the irony!), here are some great reasons to spend more time reading in 2022 and one way to jumpstart your year.

Reading can:

  • Reduce your stress levels (we could all use that!)
  • Improve your memory
  • Help us all be more empathetic (the world could use more of that too!)

No matter your age, spending even just 20 minutes a day reading can make a better you! This is the stuff of New Year’s resolutions.

To jump start your year of reading more, you can sign up for “Read for a Better World,” Beanstack’s 5th Annual Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group.

During this one-month challenge, you will have all of January to read at least 600 minutes (30 days X 20 minutes = challenge completed!)

It’s easy to sign up at Beanstack, and you can sign up early, starting now in fact. Keeping track of your reading is also easy, and you can track your minutes on the website or using the Beanstack Tracker app (available for Android and iOS devices).

This reading challenge is available for readers of all ages. You can read any book you’d like.

And for the month of January, you’ll have access to selected eBooks from Lerner Publishing, available exclusively through the #WinterRead2022 challenge. That means you will have instant access with no holds, wait times, or borrowing limits.

These titles help readers of all ages explore diversity, empathy, and action through literature. You can explore books from bestselling and acclaimed authors, including:

Additional classic titles in this offering include Twelve Years a Slave, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, and Little Women.

Lerner Publishing will award book collections, signed books, and virtual author visits to libraries and schools that win the reading challenge. So, reading in 2022 is a win-win-win for all of us!

Gwendolyn Haley

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