Online Challenges

Online ChallengesTake one of our fun, new, online challenges and you will earn small prizes, enter raffles, and discover great resources along the way. There's something for all ages!  Click Here to get started!

Along with 1,000 Books before Kindergarten, the library is launching two new challenges on Monday, September 21 : 100 Books before College & Digital Discoveries! The challenges will take place completely online and readers can access them at markesanlibrary.beanstack.org. Participants can also download the Beanstack app and search for Markesan Library to play. 

100 Books Before College (ages 12-19): 100 Books before College dares readers 12-19 yrs. to read 100 books before they graduate. Small incentives we be awarded and at every 10 books read, participants earn tickets to enter into a prize raffle of either a $25 Ted’s Piggly Wiggly Gift Card or $10 gas station cards. At 50 books read, participants earn a book to be purchased in their honor for the library’s collection by an author or genre of their choice. The library will put that participants name in recognition inside the book and the reader will get the first checkout. At 100 books read, participants will receive a book to keep. The raffle portion of this challenge will be drawn on June 1, 2021 and then renew with prizes for participants still working on their goals.

Digital Discoveries (ages 12 - adult): This challenge is meant to encourage exploration of the online world with the information experts at Markesan Library. People who take this challenge will be sure to learn about a few new free and helpful online tools. Again, small incentives will be awarded and raffle tickets will be earned. The raffle portion of this challenge (a $25 Family Dollar gift card) will end on Dec.1, 2020. 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (birth to 5 years old): This challenge is is a fun, exciting, and free way to start your child on the path to success! Any child ages birth to five years can participate. Each time you read 100 books, bring your reading record to the library to receive a special reward. At 1,000 books read, come celebrate at the library, see your child’s name placed on the 1,000 Book Wall of Fame, and receive a free book. Pick up a log sheet at the library or download one by clicking here to get started!

If you have any questions about these challenges, please call the library at (920) 398-3434, or visit our website, www.markesanlibrary.org.   This project was brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant LS-00-19-0050-19.