In March, Orange County Library System was recognized as one of the national winners of Beanstack’s second annual Winter Reading Challenge. The program, sponsored by Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban, challenged Beanstack users to meet a collective goal of reading at least 5 million minutes and 75,000 books in January. In total, Beanstack users actually read 13,000,000 minutes and 153,000 books. Library customers read 2,154% over our goals by completing 45,091 minutes and logging 2,315 books. Winners were determined based upon a few key factors including Outreach, Active Participation, Absolute Numbers and Community Sharing. The $1500 awarded to OCLS for it's participation in the program will be used to provide incentives for our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Beanstack program so the Library can continue encouraging early literacy development in our youngest customers.