Winter Reading Program

Winter Read Aloud 2022

  • 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, 2022
  • Last day to sign-up: March 15, 2022
  • Last day to turn in reading logs: March 15, 2022

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.

The mission of Homestretch is to empower homeless families with children living in Virginia to attain permanent housing and self-sufficiency by giving them the skills, knowledge and hope they need to become productive participants in the community. Since 1990, Homestretch has assisted over 2,000 families to achieve stability and self-sufficiency. The aim is to surround the homeless families with such vigorous supports that they can address the multiple barriers in their path and make as dramatic progress as possible while they are in Homestretch. To learn more about Homestretch and all the amazing work they do in Falls Church, please visit

To learn more about the Mary Riley Styles Public Library Foundation, visit their website

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