Winter Challenge 2022

Winter Challenge 2022

Stay active and engaged all winter long with the Washington Wizards!

This winter the DC Public Library, Washington Wizards, Alexandria Library and Prince George's County Memorial Library System invite your family to stay active and engaged with Winter Challenge! From, Jan. 3 - Mar. 31 children and teens (Ages 3-19) can sign up and earn badges that encourage reading for pleasure, joining library events, sharing and connecting with the library community and finding fun ways to be physically active. Winter Challenge is a great way to find healthy habits that your family will love and can add to your routine all year round.


Register Pick up your Winter Challenge gameboard at your Neighborhood Library or sign up online through Beanstack. If you have participated in past reading programs, you can log in to your account with your username and password. Make sure your email is up to date as that is how the library and the Wizards will notify you about prizes. Having trouble registering in Beanstack? Email us or contact your neighborhood library.

Earn Badges

Earn BadgesOnce you have signed up for Winter Challenge you can begin earning badges! Record your progress on your gameboard or in Beanstack! There are badges for adding reading to your routine, finding fun ways to stay physically active, attending library events and even simply connecting with the library community! Every badge you earn puts you one step closer to winning prizes from the Library and the Washington Wizards.

Win Prizes

Win prizes

Earn the reading badge and at least one other badge to complete the challenge and enter to win a Washington Wizards Family Prize Pack or tickets to a Washington Wizards Game! The Library will notify you of your win via email.


Earning Badges with the Library

We have everything you need to help you earn your Winter Challenge badges! From exciting reads for every age and interest, to events, to opportunities to share online, your library card will set you up for success. Don't have a library card? Don't worry! Learn how to sign up for a card today.


The library has compiled lists of amazing reads for all ages that will help you not only meet your reading goals, but maybe also help you find some new favorites! 

Children (5-12)
Books for Kids
eBooks and eAudiobooks for Kids
Video Storybooks

Teens (13-19)
Books for Teens
eBooks and eAudiobooks for Teens

Virtual Programs

The library has in-person and virtual programs nearly every day of the week that you can join from story time to take-and-make kits to family movie screenings and much more. But DC Public Library isn't the only place where you can find virtual programs! Throughout Winter Challenge we encourage you to check out Washington Wizards games and events at our partner libraries to join in on the fun across the DMV.

Find Events at
DC Public Library
Alexandria Library
Prince George's County Memorial Library System
Washington Wizards

Fitness Fun

Did you know that staying active not only keeps your body healthy but it helps your brain too? It's true! Physical activity can help you concentrate and focus which allows you to learn more and do better in school (or help you reach that next level of your game!). Check out some great ways to get your body moving from the Washington Wizards and #FITDC!

Fitness Videos
Wizards Workout Wednesdays
#FITDC Flatten the Curve Fitness for Families and Kids

Connect and Share

Connect with your Winter Challenge Teammates online! The Washington Wizards and the library want to hear from you and what you are enjoying during Winter Challenge!

Follow the library

Follow the Jr Wizards

Looking for more family resources? Whether you are looking for homework help for kids or teens, want to learn how to incorporate healthy screentime into your routine or you'd just like to chat with one of our expert staff, we are here for you! Stop by your closest neighborhood library or visit us anytime online to learn more. 


Are you an educator in the District? Access the Library's Winter Challenge Educator Toolkit to access great book recommendations with related discussion questions, electronic resources and more.

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