Winter Reading Program

Winter Read Aloud 2021

  • Signup and log reading from Monday, February 1 to Monday, March 15
  • For families of all ages and sizes!
  • Read aloud as a family for at least 15 minutes a day and log your minutes on our Beanstack webpage.
  • We're aiming to read at least 1,000 hours as a community! For each hour read, the MRSPL Foundation will donate $1 to local organization Homestretch!
  • Get started by visiting our Beanstack webpage to sign up and start logging today!

Who can signup for the Winter Read Aloud?

  • Anyone ages 0-100+ can signup for Winter Reading Program!
  • Families should register and log minutes under one main account if you're reading together as a group.
  • Live alone? You can still participate! Read to friends via Zoom, pets, or, better yet, listen to an audiobook and let someone read to you.

What books can I count?

  • Books you read together at home - re-reads also count!
  • Books read at library story time (any library)
  • Audiobooks and e-audiobooks - any read aloud time counts

Dates to Remember

  • Sign-up: February 1, 2021
  • Last day to sign-up: March 15, 2021
  • Last day to turn in reading logs: March 15, 2021

Special thanks to the Mary Riley Styles Public Library Foundation for generously sponsoring the prize donation for our program!

For every hour we read as a community up to 1,000 hours, the Foundation will donate $1 to Homestretch on behalf of our community.

To learn more about the Foundation, visit their website

To learn more about Homestretch and all the amazing work they do in Falls Church, please visit

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