From January 1st to January 31st, The Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled will participate in Beanstack’s Fourth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, “Books Like Us,” sponsored by Simon and Schuster (S&S). We challenge you, our patrons, to help us reach our *community goal* of at least *100,000* *minutes* during the month and keep track of your reading on our Beanstack site at https://marylandlbph.beanstack.org. Thousands of libraries and schools across the nation will encourage their communities to read a target number of minutes and books.
The “Books Like Us” collection encourages readers to share the moment when they were able to connect with a character that reflected their own personal narrative. Seeing themselves reflected in a book had a powerful impact on their sense of self. Throughout the month of January, we encourage you to tell us about a book or character in a book that reflected your own personal narrative.
You can share and post your favorite books, or drop-in and read about how literature has connected with others. Share your experience by posting on our LBPD Padlet (https://padlet.com/kidsdesklbpd/mdkktfjld3d4menw) or tag us on your social media channels @MDLBPD using the following hashtags: #WinterRead2021 and
#BooksLikeUs. We can do this! https://youtu.be/yk0o-FzaPfY