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Time to beat the winter blues with the Winter Reading Challenge! Complete badges, by reading books or doing activities, to earn points. Earn tickets for every 5, 10, 15 and 20 points. More points mean a greater chance to win our cozy raffles!

The idea is simple, the rewards are priceless! Help your child prepare for one of life’s biggest milestones: KINDERGARTEN The goal is to read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books!) before your little one starts kindergarten If your child will not be in kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year, we still encourage you to participate in this enriching program. Please select “preschool” for your child’s grade level to be eligible to register. Were you in the middle of 1,000 books before the library suspended services in March 2020? E-mail your child’s name to with the subject line “1,000 Books” and we will add the books you logged on paper into your Beanstack account!

Upcoming Kids Challenges

Spring Reading Challenge

Teen Challenges

Teens in grades 6-12 can earn points by completing reading challenges and other activities. Earn 50 points and be entered to win a prize pack that includes a $25 Amazon gift card, yummy treats, and more!
Some reading challenges include the Super Sleuth badge, Comic fan badge, and Read Around the World in which teens are challenged to read a book that takes place on each continent!

The goal of this challenge is for high school students to read 100 books before graduation! You can join at any time during your high school career. Participants are encouraged to read whatever they want, but it’s also good to try new things as well! Try a genre you don’t usually go for, read some non-fiction, listen to an audiobook, etc.
Reach your 50 book goal and receive a swag bag from the library.
Reach your 100 book goal and receive a gift card to Barnes & Noble!

Upcoming Teen Challenges:

Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, and more will go live in February. Non-reading challenges include a January and February photo scavenger hunt.

Adult Challenges

Welcome to the HPL Cooking Club! Every week, we’ll have 4 cooking challenges to complete. You can use the recipe provided or find a recipe on your own to try. For every challenge completed, you will earn a raffle ticket. If you complete all 4, you earn the Weekly Badge for extra raffle tickets. Prizes will be pulled at the end of the month.

We have put together 10 fun activities for you to try EVERY MONTH! Complete as many as you want and tell us about your experiences for your chance at monthly raffles!

Join our virtual film club! Watch a movie or TV show each week from lists created by HPL staff. Each week will have a different theme. Earn tickets for each film you watch, and enter those tickets into our monthly raffles! You can also write reviews for extra tickets!

We’ll have a few suggestions for each theme. You can watch one of them, but you don’t have to – anything that fits the theme works! All suggested films and TV shows are available on DVD at HPL unless otherwise noted.

Explore the city with us! Badges included will take you on a tour a local cemetery, following H.P. Lovecraft’s footsteps in Haverhill, & Historic Rocks Village. Plus fun photo ideas from home and winter scenes! Please email Amanda at with the photo. At the end of the season we will host a virtual art display! Have fun exploring with your own unique eye.

Want to learn more about the art of photography? Click HERE!

Use our various resources to take a trip from the comfort of your home! Each month we will explore somewhere different! Explore the culture, language, and food through this month’s activities for your chance at a care package!

Upcoming Adult Challenges:

Cooking Club

Summer Reading 2021 – Tails and Tales