SPARK reading challenges engage readers to read every day.  With a focus on science, play, arts, reading and knowledge, our SPARK program is designed to serve all ages with activities, challenges and prizes tailored to fit any age.  Throughout the year, the Allen County Public Library hosts SPARK reading challenges where participants can earn free books and prizes!

SPARK Winter Reading

January 1 -31

Make 2023 a year of reading and discovery with the help of the Allen County Public Library’s winter reading challenge. This January, we invite you to track your reading and complete unique activities to win prizes.


Register online. You can track your progress in the Beanstack app or visit any ACPL branch to grab an official Bingo card. 

Sign up


Browse our ACPL staff's recommended reads or check out audio books and eBooks in our virtual library, open 24/7.

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Score a BINGO and visit any ACPL branch for a small prize. Read and complete activities all month to earn one drawing ticket for every reading square you finish for a chance to win a prize.

Download a BINGO card


Get Warmed up for Winter SPARK

We know you want to get ready for the SPARK Winter Reading Challenge, so why not do that with a game of Bingo. Play a round of Bingo with your friends and family and win new books or other surprises to get your new year started. Visit any – or all – of the location below to participate:

Dupont (all ages) – January 3 at 3:30 pm

Georgetown (all ages) – January 2 at 2:30 pm

Hessen Cassel (all ages) – January 4 at 10:30 am

Little Turtle (teens) – January 5 at 4:30 pm

Little Turtle (all ages) – January 3 at 3:30 pm

Main (teen) – January 4 at 6 pm

Pontiac (all ages) - January 3 at 5 pm

Shawnee (all ages) – January 6 at 4 pm

Tecumseh (all ages) – January 3 at 7 pm


In addition to our SPARK Winter Reading Program, ACPL also offers:

SPARK 2022
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