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York libraries invite all readers to participate in the Zoobean’s annual winter reading challenge

The theme of this years Zoobean winter reading challenge is Books Like Us sponsored by Siman & Schuster's. (WYDaily/Courtesy of
The theme of this years Zoobean winter reading challenge is Books Like Us sponsored by Siman & Schuster’s. (WYDaily/Courtesy of

Readers of all ages are encouraged to participate in York County Public Library’s inaugural Winter Reading Challenge.

Pre-registration starts Dec. 14 for the Zoobean’s annual challenge, sponsored this year by publisher Simon & Schuster’s.

The theme is “Books Like Us, a celebration of diversity, harnessing the transformative power of seeing oneself reflected in a book, according to a news release from York County.

The winter reading program is free and open to the all ages.

The program runs from January 1st through 31st. Visit the library’s website for program details or access the Beanstack challenge site.

For the fourth year in a row, Beanstack presents the challenge.

Simon & Schuster’s Books Like Us program will sponsor the challenge, which supports public libraries and school systems throughout the United States.

The publisher will award book collections and virtual author visits to the winning libraries and schools.

This Winter, participating communities are invited to explore books from bestselling and acclaimed authors including Cozbi Cabrera, Sharon Draper, Stuart Gibbs, Stephen Graham Jones, Hena Khan, Debbie Ohi, Christina Hammonds Reed and Rebecca Roanhorse.

Each author will participate in a virtual event at a library or school that achieves the highest level of participation from their community.

Readers are challenged to read at least five hours, to work toward the library community reading goal of 1,000 hours. All U.S. libraries and schools are eligible to join the challenge.

This program is made possible in part through the generous support of the York County Library Foundation.

Questions? Contact the Tabb Library at 757-890-5100 or the Yorktown Library at 757-890-3377.


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