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Hogwarts Reading Challenge

This October, participate in our Harry Potter-themed Hogwarts Reading Challenge!  Readers will select one of the four Hogwarts Houses.  Logging your time spent reading on Beanstack will earn you points for your House.  One minute = one point.  At the end of October, the House with the most points wins the House Cup!

Regardless of which House wins the cup, everyone is eligible to win prizes!  If you can read two hours per week during the month of October, for a total of 480 minutes, then you’ll be entered into our prize raffles.  So hit those books, represent your House, and you could win fabulous prizes!  The last day to log your time is October 31st.

First, you’ll have to figure out what Hogwarts House you are in.  Descriptions of the houses can be found below.  If you know the book series and already have a preferred house, great!  If you’re unsure, there is a free quiz on WizardingWorld.com, the official Harry Potter website.  The quiz requires making an account on the website.  Click here to take the quiz:

Hufflepuff is one of the four Houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Its founder was the medieval witch Helga Hufflepuff. Hufflepuff is the most inclusive among the four houses; valuing hard work, dedication, patience, loyalty, and fair play rather than a particular aptitude in its members. The emblematic animal is a badger, and yellow and black are its colours.

Slytherin is one of the four Houses at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, founded by Salazar Slytherin. In establishing the house, Salazar instructed the Sorting Hat to pick students who had a few particular characteristics he most valued. Those characteristics include cunning, resourcefulness, and ambition. The emblematic animal of the house is a snake and its colours are green and silver.

Ravenclaw is one of the four Houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Its founder was the medieval witch Rowena Ravenclaw. Members of this house are characterised by their wit, learning, and wisdom. The emblematic animal symbol is an eagle, and blue and bronze are its colours.

Gryffindor is one of the four Houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and was founded by Godric Gryffindor. Gryffindor instructed the Sorting Hat to choose students possessing characteristics he most valued, such as courage, chivalry, and determination, to be sorted into his house. The emblematic animal is a lion, and its colours are scarlet and gold.

Think you know which House you want to join?  Great!  The next step is to register on Beanstack.  After that, you will be able to choose the reading challenge that corresponds with your house.  Choose wisely!  You cannot change Houses or Challenges after you have chosen.  Click the button below to go to pre-register for the challenge, so you’re ready to go on October 1st when the challenge begins:

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