Mayor’s Winter Reading Challenge

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12/28/2019                        2/22/2020

The Mayor’s Winter Reading Challenge is an annual program for Nashua students in grades K-8 that encourages them to keep reading during the winter months, helping to building their vocabulary and reading skills and providing opportunities to share books, stories, and get creative.

Beginning on December 20th, 2019 through February 28th, 2020, participants can use the Beanstack app to track their reading. Readers will earn badges and incentives throughout the winter. The program will end with a celebration on March 21st at Keefe Auditorium where all participants will be recognized, and top readers, writers, and artists will be awarded! At each elementary school, top readers in each grade will also earn lunch with a community helper, and top middle school readers will enjoy lunch with Mayor Donchess!

Students are encouraged to read any books they choose; however, your school and public library have created a list of recommended books featuring the theme of diversity and community to go along with this year’s reading challenge. A complete list of titles is also available in the Beanstack app.

Teens and parents are encouraged to join the fun by logging their reading in the Nashua Library’s Long Winter Read Challenge.