York County Libraries Issue a Reading Challenge for 2023

By York County Libraries December 27, 2022

York County Libraries have a New Year’s challenge for area teens and adults; read 23 in 2023. The year-long reading challenge is for ages 13 and up and can be fulfilled by reading or listening to books and logging completions via the Beanstack App or website.

According to a Gallup Poll, the average American adult reports reading just over 12 books in a year. “While everyone is contemplating resolutions for the new year, we want to add a reading stretch challenge into the mix,” says York County Libraries President Robert F. Lambert. “We challenge York County teens and adults to read 23 books in 2023. The books can be for self-enrichment or pure fun. Participants choose what they want to read.”

Readers proceed at their own pace and have a year to complete the challenge, which starts on January 1, 2023. Participants rack up digital badges along the way, and prizes are part of the challenge, too. After reading 13 books, readers are awarded a YCL silicone phone wallet, while supplies last. Plus, after achieving the goal of 23 books, participants have a choice of a sticker or a commemorative pin to complement their bragging rights. 

It is free to join the challenge, and registration is now underway at Interested individuals can sign up early or at their convenience. A York County Libraries card is needed to participate and can be obtained at no cost at any library or online at

York County Libraries include 13 libraries that provide the latest in print and digital information, bestsellers, public access computers, Wi-Fi, book discussions, story times, and 80 databases. Their extensive collection includes 642,000 physical items and over one million digital library materials for loan. All are available for free

with a York County Libraries card.