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December 23, 2019

Contact: Donna Scott-Martin

301-699-3500, x6152

County Library Takes on Beanstack’s 2020 Winter Reading Challenge

Largo, MD – Largo, MD – The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) will join hundreds of libraries and schools across the nation in Beanstack’s Third Annual Winter Reading Challenge: January 1-31, 2020. PGCMLS customers who read and log 200 minutes will be entered into the grand prize drawing of a $50 gift card. Sign up and keep track of your reading on Beanstack.

“We would be excited to have you participate in one of our book discussion groups or form one of your own using our CRAB Book Club Kits,” commented Michelle Hamiel, Chief Operating Officer for Public Services. “Reading on your own or collectively broadens your horizons,” she continued. “Be creative as you accept this reading challenge!” Penguin Random House (PRH) is the sponsor of Winter Reading Challenge 2020. Top-performing libraries and schools will earn the Golden Penguin and Random House awards. PRH pledges to donate $50,000 in prizes, including author visits and new books, to be shared among the winners. Be Prince George’s Proud by helping PGCMLS be a winner. Lighten up the mind this winter and enjoy reading!

About Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), consisting of 19 branches, offers strategies for lifelong learning. Skills development library resources include Brainfuse’s HelpNow and JobNow, MANGO Languages, ArtistWorks for Libraries and Learning Express Library. Early literacy resources are Ready 2 Read Centers, Ready 2 Read Backpacks, ABCmouse, AWE Early Literacy Stations, Beanstack, Playaway Launchpads and PebbleGo. All these services are free with your PGCMLS library card. Also, enjoy 3D printing, Minecraft, DREAM (Digital Resources for Electronic Applications in Media) lab, chess clubs and TAG (Teen Action Group), free at your library. Engage with us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram and YouTube. Check out our mobile apps! Learn more about what your Library has to offer at