January 8, 2019 at 7:33 PM CST
Updated January 8 at 10:18 PM
CARTERVILLE, IL (Heartland News at 9) - Investor and TV personality Mark Cuban will be awarding $35,0000 to five schools or libraries that log the most most books read during the Second Annual Beanstack Winter Reading Challenge.
Cuban has challenged 250 schools and libraries are in competition, and the Anne West Lindsey District Library in Carterville, Ill. has entered the competition.
Beanstack is a web/mobile application that tracks individuals reading times to help create a culture of reading in schools and homes that Cuban has invested in.
You don’t have to be a member of the library to help them win the money, anyone can log their hours they just have to go to their website.
Mary Stoner the libraries director says that a competition is a win for everyone involved.
“They learn a little bit about our library and even if they are not in our area, maybe they’ll get a little more involved in their library and so if we don’t win the $35,000 dollars it’s still a win,” she said.