Read Around the World - Read City USA: Arrival: 2020
Join Read City USA for an exciting world adventure in 2020.

Welcome aboard! Join Mayor Glenn Jacobs and your Read City USA neighbors as we Read Around the World twenty times in 2020. For you, that's only 20 minutes a day! For the community, we're aiming for 500,000 hours. We can do it together. Watch our community progress! 

How to Participate

Read (or listen) to a book, podcast, article, or even a cereal box, then log your time. For every 10 hours, you'll receive prizes and kudos. Plus, you're helping make us one of the best-read communities in America. There are several ways to participate: 

CHOICE 1) Digital: Download the Beanstack Tracker App, set up an account through Knox County Library, and join the Read Around the World challenge. For every 10 hours you log, you may visit the Library to receive a prize. If apps aren't your thing, you can still keep up with your hours online at your computer.  (Join the challenge now--your time counts beginning January 1.)

CHOICE 2) Paper: Pick up a Passport booklet at any Knox County Library and start logging. When you complete 10 hours of reading, bring your Passport to the Library to collect your stamp and a prize. 

CHOICE 3) Minimal: Keep it simple with the Boarding Pass bookmark. If you want to help our community, but don't want to earn prizes, this is the choice for you. Pick up a Boarding Pass at the Library and estimate your time spent reading.  

Let's talk prizes!

If you use the Beanstack Tracker app (Choice 1) or a Passport (Choice 2), you'll receive some awesome prizes:

  • For every 10 hours logged, earn a travel sticker, a Read City stamp, and your name on our Flight Board! 
  • At 30 hours, take a dive into the treasure chest
  • At 60 hours, you've earned your wings--an airplane keychain
  • At 120 hours, you've made it! You've earned your toy airplane (kids) or tote bag (teens/adults) - Available March 15
  • Frequent flyers who've logged 50 or more hours each quarter will be entered into a drawing for one of ten $50 Visa cards