T(w)een Winter Read

2023 Tween winter read banner

Cozy up with a book over Winter Break and join the best tween and teen winter reading program in the Bay Area. Tag your favorites on Instagram and include #themixatsfpl. For ages 10–18.

How to sign up

T(w)een Winter Read starts December 1, 2023 and finishes January 10, 2024. Join our challenge on Beanstack.

What are the steps?

  1. Grab a reading log at any San Francisco Pubic Library location or register on Beanstack
  2. Record minutes and earn virtual badges to complete ten hours of book time or library activity time.
  3. Read in a variety of formats from print to electronic and a range of genres from graphic novels and manga to science fiction. Reading to your dog, cat or plant counts!
  4. Visit the library and attend an event like DIY crafts or visit The Mix at Main's Makerspace for 3D printing.

And the prizes?

  • Registrants can pick up a free book.
  • Finishers can pick up a Museum of Craft and Design MakeArt kit at participating locations starting December 15, while supplies last.   
  • Win A Scholarship: Participants who complete ten hours and return their logs are entered into a raffle for a $100 deposit into K2C or ScholarShare. Winners must live or go to school in San Francisco. Reading logs may be posted to SFPL social media or newsletters. Winners will be notified by January 20, 2024. Additional paperwork, if necessary, must be submitted by February 1, 2024. For more information, email youthservices@sfpl.org.
  • Reviews can be written or illustrated and should include the following:
    • Title and author
    • A brief summary of the plot that doesn’t give away too much of the story.
    • Your thoughts on the book. Some things to consider are the book’s strengths and weaknesses; characters and setting; and a personal response to the book. We want to know what you think.
    • We want to hear from YOU (and not professional reviewers), please don't copy and paste from another site.
  • Win a Bonus Prize: Read more and earn more chances to win. An assortment of prizes including headphones, polaroid cameras or gaming consoles will be raffled city-wide for additional 5-hour reading log entries. Winners will be notified by January 20, 2024. Prizes must be picked up by February 1, 2024.

Any more rules?

Not really, just remember T(w)een Winter Read is for ages 10–18. Participants are encouraged to sign-up for a SFPL card.

SFUSD students have a Scholar Card and have received the Scholar Card number via email.

SFUSD students need a PIN to access eResources. If students have forgotten their PIN, try birth month and birth date (January 10 = 0110), or reset PIN using this link.