Tuesday, December 27, 2022


Ouachita Parish Public Library will offer its first Winter Reading Challenge this January. Based on the Library’s popular Summer Reading Challenge, the Winter Reading Challenge will run for one month, from January 1 to January 31, 2023. The Winter Reading Challenge, titled “All the Feels”, gives readers a chance to win prizes in their age category.


Library patrons of all ages can register in person at any Ouachita Parish Public Library branch, online at the Library’s website (oplib.org/winter), or on the Beanstack Tracker app. Once registered, patrons can track their progress as they read 300 pages and complete activities on their bingo boards. Patrons who complete bingo will be entered into a drawing in the three age groups: kids ages 0-12, teens ages 13-18, and adults ages 19 and up.


Patrons interested in the Winter Reading Program can register for the challenge and track their progress using the Beanstack Tracker app. Once downloaded, search Ouachita in the app and sign up. Patrons who used the app during this year’s Summer Reading Challenge can log in using their same account.


“Reading keeps your brain sharp and can help you escape the winter blues,” says LaKeisha Bosworth, Assistant Director of Ouachita Parish Public Library. “We know reading builds literacy in kids, but it is good for adults, as well. So, we encourage patrons of all ages to snuggle up with a good book this winter.”


For more information about the Winter Reading Program visit oplib.org/winter or ask your local librarian.