Winter Reading Challenge

The Hawaii State Public Library System is one of 100 communities challenged by Beanstack and Shark Tank personality Mark Cuban to collectively read 1,000,000 minutes during the inaugural Winter Reading Challenge!

If we all read 1,000,000 minutes together from January 1-31, 2018, Mark Cuban will donate $25,000 to First Book (a nonprofit dedicated to building literacy skills among children) and he will also give $10,000 to top performing libraries to use for their community programs or donate to nonprofit organizations in the area. Follow the international challenge at: #WinterReading2018.

Sign up now online at or visit your local library. Read and log your minutes online between January 1-31, 2018. The Friends of the Library of Hawaii has donated prizes for a drawing to be held at the end of the challenge.