WDM Library Winter Reading Challenge 2022

  • Overview

    From January 1 to January 31, West Des Moines Library 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 activities!

    We challenge our patrons to read at least 15 days during the month and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site.

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

    For all ages. Register online at or use the Beanstack app (iOS and Google Play). Happy reading!