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Tuesday, February 09, 2021

The game is afoot! We are happy to bring you more fun and addictive Beanstack Challenges! The newest in the lineup is the Death in the Beanstack Reading Challenge which begins on Friday, February 26 and runs through Friday, December 10. The challenge is free and for ages 18 and older. Everyone is welcome to join!

Loosely based on our mystery/thriller book discussion group, Death in the Stacks, participants will read and review six books. The selections can be found under the Activity Badges. There are two options with each badge - a Library's Choice and a Reader's Choice (primarily for those who have already read the Library's pick). You only need to complete one of the two options to earn the corresponding Activity Badge, but feel free to do both. You will then need to write a review of each book read. Prizes will be offered periodically over the nine month challenge. FYI: We did not read all of the selected titles ahead of time; some may contain adult situations and language. Also, everyone is welcome to join the challenge, but you do need to live within driving distance to win any possible prizes. If a title is available, participants can use ebooks and/or audiobooks instead of print books. While we would also love for you to borrow the items from the library, this is not a requirement.

Follow the library on Facebook and/or Instagram @liglibrarypa for updates and interactive posts relating to the challenge. If you want to have a more in-depth discussion on any of the books, then request to join our private Death in the Stacks Facebook group. Also keep an eye out for possible virtual (and maybe an in-person) discussions.

If you participated in previous Ligonier Valley Library Beanstack challenges, then you just need to sign in on the website or app and register for this challenge. If this is your first time, you will need to register @ or in the app. The process only takes a few minutes. Download the Beanstack app to your smartphone or tablet for a fun, easy way to also track your reading minutes.

If you have any questions or need help with the site or with joining the challenge, please stop in or call the library at 724-238-6451. Happy Reading! And keep an eye out for more challenges!