Join the Diverse Voices Reading Challenge on Beanstack!

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Posted on March 1, 2022

by Riese Bornell

La Porte County Public Library is beginning a new reading challenge hosted on Beanstack: Diverse Voices. The focus of Diverse Voices is to encourage people to read books by people from all walks of life. Completing this challenge allows you to expand your understanding of those around you. 

This challenge will last from March to December and includes ten different categories. They are as follows: Women’s Voices, Diverse Abilities, Asian American Voices, LGBTQ+ Voices, Refugee/Immigrant Voices, Race in America, Hispanic/Latino American Voices, Poverty/Homelessness, Indigenous Peoples’ Voices, and African American Voices. Once you record a book for a category in Beanstack, you will earn a badge. If you complete the challenge by earning every badge by the end of 2022, you can pick up an LPCPL branded tote bag at your home library location. 

To register for Diverse Voices, you can either get started here or download the Beanstack app on your phone. Then, you just need to create an account. Simply enter your information and create a username and password. If you need assistance, you can call the library at 219-362-6156 or email 

Once you are logged in to Beanstack, you will be able to see the challenges that are available and get started! Diverse Voices will be listed as Read Woke, since it is a larger challenge that we are taking part in. 

Already signed up and looking for book recommendations? Find a curated list of books for each badge category here or try NoveList Plus!

Riese Bornell

Riese Bornell

Riese is a Public Services Librarian. Her undergraduate degree from Indiana University South Bend is in Vocal Performance, and she loves all kinds of music from Alternative music to Showtunes. (Just not Country. Please, no Country). You can almost always find her watching anime or horror movies, reading, or talking about some kind of history topic. She is a proud cat and plant parent. If you want to use ‘they’ to refer to Riese, that’s cool too. They’ll respond to both.
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