Reading Reflections Winter Challenge

Sign up for the library's winter reading challenge from December 26, 2021 through March 27, 2022!

We encourage readers of all ages to participate!

Use this challenge to develop a daily reading habit, engage in activities to aid mental health, and be entered for weekly and monthly drawings for gift certificates to Scandinavia businesses!


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Sign up yourself or your family:


A drawing of an orange mug with the word Cozy written on its sideLog your reading & activities using:

  • Beanstack on your mobile device or desktop computer, -OR-
  • paper logs you return to the library (Paper logs are available at the library or you can print your own logs using the pdf at the bottom of this page) -OR-
  • call or email the library with your logging info


A drawing of three pine tree silhouettes on a light blue backgroundEarn badges for:

  • each day you read* at least 20 minutes
  • logging activities that encourage mental health**, such as:
    • setting intentions
    • engaging in "Quiet Time"
    • practicing mindfulness activities
    • acknowledging personal growth and gratefulness
  • selecting a book from one of our Recommended Reading** listsA cartoon drawing of two crossed logs with campfire flame above them

* Reading includes books, ebooks, magazines, newspapers, online fiction, audiobooks and e-audiobooks, reading to or being read to by someone else. Time can be consecutive or broken into smaller segments throughout the day.

** Lists of activities and books are available through Beanstack, at the library, or via the pdf link at the bottom of this page.


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If you earn at least 70 bages over this three month period, you'll complete the challenge! (But don't worry─if you finish early, we have plenty more badges you can continue earning to keep yourself motivated and to keep entering the gift certificate drawings!)

The library will hold random drawings for a $3 ScandiHus gift certificate every Monday from the badges earned the previous week. There will also be random drawings each month for a $10 Iola-Scandinavia Chamber of Commerce gift certificate, as well as $25 gift certificates to Sliced Pizza Co. (Jan. 31), Cenex (Feb. 28), and Country Chic Boutique (March 28) from badges earned the previous month. Be sure to keep submitting your logging info to the library or logging on Beanstack every week; the more badges you earn, the better chance you'll have to win!



Beanstack Instructional Videos:


Find Reading Reflections printables—including activity lists, reading lists, and logging sheets—by following this link.