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DCL WINTER READING 2023
books with coffee

December 1 – January 31

REGISTRATION BEGINS Friday, December 1st

Sign up at the Library to pick up a game card or show you’ve registered on Beanstack to receive your free prize!

  • Learn more about Beanstack and how to use it here.
  • You can also download a game card here.
 

How to Play:

1. Mark one spot on your sheet every day you complete a reading activity or keep track online with Beanstack.

2. Register for Winter Reading and receive a free prize.

3. Complete 40 reading activities and earn a free book.

Reading activities include: reading (anything!), someone reading to you, and attending a library program.

Each day logged is an entry into our grand prize drawing at the end of the program (Do not return a game card if you track with Beanstack). Return game cards by February 14th!

Dorchester County Library is partnering with Trident United WayBerkeley County Library System, and Charleston County Public Library to promote reading to ages birth to five and improve regional literacy gaps.

  • During birth to 5 age range, 90% of a child’s brain development occurs. 
  • 57% of Tri-County children are deemed “not ready” when starting Kindergarten.
  • More than half of Tri-County third graders are not reading at grade level.
  • This partnership aims to impact Tri-County children’s literacy skills beginning from birth on to the years they walk into Kindergarten so we may also impact the future skill base of our Tri-County workforce.

STEP 1:

Sign-up for this ongoing program anytime you visit the Library.

Register your child at any Dorchester County Library location or online here to get a free bag, bookmark, and book.

Keep track of the books you read with reading logs, or online with Beanstack  (also available on the App Store & Google Play) and on the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” App.

*If you previously used Survey Monkey and want to continue logging online, then please register for Beanstack. No worries though, your progress isn’t lost! Just log the number of books your child has already completed in Beanstack and continue from there (Note: Beanstack limits the number of books you can log at a time to 100, but you can just log back-to-back until you’re caught up).

Receive a sticker for every 100 books you read.

Receive a goodie bag with literacy-based activities for completing 500 books, 

Let us know when you get to 1000 books for your certificate and free book!

STEP 2:

Visit the Trident United Way’s Tri-County Read United page to register for more information and resources!