Reading Challenges for All



APL creates reading challenges throughout the year for all ages. These challenges can be completed using Beanstack and often have a paper option as well. Use the Beanstack to track your reading even if you are not engaged in a challenge.

What is Beanstack?

  • A way to track and log reading for adults, teens and children. You can track time read, books read and more.
  • Your digital connection to reading challenges created by the Antigo Public Library. Earn digital badges and prizes form our sponsors.

Access Beanstack

If you have used Beanstack at a different library, you have to create a new account to use with our library.

Once you set up an account and login, you will see all the challenges currently available for your age group. If you ever have any questions or need help contact Ada Demlow:

You can find information below about our ongoing challenges for youth. We also do occasional adult reading challenges. We advertise these challenges on facebook and on our website.

Each season we create a learning quest for families with children. Each family gets an activity bag with learning activities, crafts and games. Your bag includes an activity challenge you can do on paper or through Beanstack. We typically have our Story Walk tie in with the challenge for extra fun.

100 Books Before

We have two ongoing reading challenges for youth 10 and older. 100 Books Before High School is for youth 10-14. 100 Books Before Graduation is for youth 15-18. For the first challenge youth receive a free book for every 20 they read and when they get to 100 they also get a fun reading bag and journal to continue their journey.  For the second challenge they also receive a free book for every 20 read and get a “young adulting” kit with fun things to take on the journey beyond high school. Both of these challenges are Beanstack only.


1000 Books Before Kindergarten is our popular early literacy program that helps children gain the important benefit of being read to and building their home library. For every 100 books you read with your child they get a free book to add to your home library. You can do this program with paper or on Beanstack. Come to the front desk to get your starter bag.

Antigo Public Library, Main
617 Clermont St.
Antigo, WI 54409
Phone: 715-623-3724
Fax: 715-627-2317

Elcho Branch Library
Elcho High School, Highway 45 North Elcho, WI 54428-0800
Phone: 715-275-3225 ext. 1815

White Lake Branch
White Lake Village Hall, 615 School Street White Lake, WI 54491-0008
Phone: 715-882-8525

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