The Nutley Public Library invites readers once again to participate in the nationwide 2020 Winter Reading Challenge. From January 1st to January 31st, children, teens and adults are challenged to read (or have read to them) at least 620 minutes (20 minutes or more a day) during the month of January and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site at

Upon completion of Nutley Public Library's Winter Reading Challenge, children and teen participants can collect a goodie bag and certificate. Top readers in each age category (babies/toddlers, grades K-5, grades 6-12, and adult) will also receive a Barnes & Noble gift card, sponsored by the Friends of the Nutley Public Library. 

A record number of schools and libraries have signed up to participate, reading to surpass last year’s collective goals of at least 5M minutes and 75,000 books during the month of January. Sponsored this year by Penguin Random House Publishing, the top-performing libraries and schools will earn “Golden Penguin” awards, and Penguin Random House pledges to donate $50,000 in prizes, including author visits and new books, to be shared among the winners. 

Registration for the national Winter Reading Challenge begins online Monday, December 2, 2019 at and will continue throughout the month of January 2020. All reading during the month of January counts, even if you register in January! For further information, please visit, contact Deidra Garcia at, or call the Youth Services Department at 973-667-0405 x2623.  #WinterRead2020