Winter Reading Challenge 2022

Read for the Stars!

Winter Reading Challenge 

Monday, December 12 - Tuesday, January 31

Sign up on Beanstack!

  • Sign up Here.
  • Visit any location and staff will help you.

Use the Beanstack app and earn digital badges throughout the program as you log your progress. 

Reading Requirements

Birth - Grade 2          15 Books

Grades 3 - 6              5 Books

Grades 7 - 12            2 Books

Adults                        2 Books

Give Back to the Community

Take part in the Winter Reading Challenge and help the community! When we all read a total of 8,000 books, these generous partners will donate to support transportation, athletics, inclusion, scholarships, and general programming through the Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA).

$500 - Warehouse Direct 

$500 - Palatine Bank & Trust

$500 - Cornerstone National Bank & Trust

WRC 2022 Partners


What is the NWSRA?

For over 40 years, the Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA) has served residents with disabilities in 17 park districts including Palatine, Hoffman Estates, and Salt Creek. Along with providing programs to the park districts, the NWSRA also assists them in making their programs inclusive and accessible to residents with disabilities. 

Grand Prize Drawing

After completing the reading requirements, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an amazing prize basket filled with gift cards, generously donated by these participating businesses. 

WRC 2022 Sponsors


More Ways to Give Back...

Holiday Cards
Thursday, December 8, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Help brighten the holidays for NWSRA clients, families, and staff with handmade holiday cards. All are welcome to decorate cards with stickers, stamps, markers and more!
Drop in. 

Donation Drive
Monday, December 12 - Tuesday, January 31

During the Winter Reading Challenge, donate craft supplies to stock NWSRA's supply room for craft projects. Items needed are googly eyes, construction paper, glue sticks, pompom balls, pipe cleaners, stickers, feathers, and more. 

WRC 2022 Prizes


Get a Prize for Completing the Program

Adults and teens receive a mug, and children (birth through grade 6) receive a star stress ball toy. Completion prizes are funded by the Friends of the Palatine Library. 

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