Winter Reading Challenge 2021-2022


Sleeping dragon with tacos and books. Banner reads "Winter Reading Challenge: dragons love tacos & reading"

Virginia Beach Public Library is challenging children and their families to cozy up and read for pleasure this winter, from Dec. 6, 2021 through Feb. 28, 2022. Age appropriate challenges are available for children from birth to Pre-K, and for grades K- 5, including activities centered on the popular children's book, "Dragons Love Tacos."

Upon registering for the challenge, children will receive a dragon scale to place on a dragon display in the library. For each week of recorded reading, children will earn an electronic badge and be encouraged to visit the library to add a sticker to their dragon scale. At the end of the challenge, all dragon scales with at least 10 stickers will be entered into a drawing for a stuffed Taco Dragon. 

    • All reading must be logged in Beanstack by Monday, March 7, 2022.
    • Prize winners will be contacted on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.
    • If you wish to keep your dragon scale, please pick it up from your local library branch the week of March 14, 2022. 


 Read to me (Birth to Pre-K)

  • Earn a dragon scale at registration to add to your library's dragon display.
  • Read at least five books per week and earn a colored sticker to put on your dragon scale for each sucessful week.
  • Earn 10 stickers and be entered into a drawing for a Taco Dragon stuffed animal. (One drawing per library branch.)

 Youth (Grades K-5)

  • Earn a dragon scale at registration to add to your library's dragon display.
  • Read at least 100 minutes per week and earn a colored sticker to put on your dragon scale for each sucessful week.
  • Earn 10 stickers and be entered into a drawing for a Taco Dragon stuffed animal. (One drawing per library branch.)

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