Can Nashua read for 550,000 minutes?

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Hey Nashua—can we all work together and read a grand total of 550,000 minutes in just eight weeks? That’s the goal that Mayor Jim Donchess and the Nashua Public Library want kids, teens, and adults to reach in the 2022 Mayor’s Winter Reading Challenge.

From January 3 through February 28, everyone in the family can keep track of their reading and help Nashua reach its goal. “Reading together as a family will spark your children’s interest in books,” says Mayor Donchess. “Additionally, children are encouraged to read when they see their caregivers reading.”

Earn digital badges

Along the way, you’ll be challenged to read books of different genres and earn digital badges. At the end of the program, you’ll be invited to a celebration at the Nashua Public Library to be held on March 12.

How to join

Join the challenge! Download the Beanstack Tracker app or sign up at 

“Becoming a lifelong reader starts with making reading a habit as a child,” says Mayor Donchess. “I hope this challenge encourages every child in Nashua to pick up a book, and I hope all of their caregivers will join them in this reading challenge.”

For more information, contact the Nashua Public Library at 603-589-4631 or

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