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Beanstack Challenges for All Ages

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Kids Challenges

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. 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!

Teen Challenges

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!

Read Woke is a movement. It is a feeling. It is a style. It is a form of education. It is a call to action; it is our right as lifelong learners. It means arming yourself with knowledge in order to better protect your rights. Knowledge is power and no one can take it away. It means learning about others so that you can treat people with the respect and dignity that they deserve no matter their religion, race, creed, or color.

I concluded that a Woke Book must:

• Challenge a social norm • Give voice to the voiceless • Provide information about a group that has been disenfranchised • Seek to challenge the status quo • Have a protagonist from an underrepresented or oppressed group”

– Cicely Lewis, creator of Read Woke

Discover diverse books, log activities, and READ WOKE.

Adult Challenges

The Haverhill Public Library was established in 1873 in an agreement between wealthy industrialist E.J.M. Hale and the City of Haverhill. The original library building opened on November 18, 1875.

Celebrate 150 years of the Haverhill Public Library by completing 15 challenges that will take you through the history of HPL and where we are now! Special thanks to our special collections room and the Senter Digital Archive for the pictures that have become our badges!

Challenge yourself to read beyond what you can imagine! Stretch your reading skills and explore new genres, or specific types of books. Each month we will pick a new genre for you to read; jump in at any time! Every month you will be entered to win a prize!

Explore your library and all the fun reading has to offer—all while earning badges on a virtual bingo card! Collect badges for logging your reading, completing activities, submitting book reviews, and earning bingo.

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.

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