Minute Madness 2023

A Reading Competition Between Libraries
Minute Madness Round 4 Matchups

Minute Madness is an all ages bracket-style reading competition between 21 libraries in Massachusetts. Starting March 1st, log your reading as Team Tewksbury fights for a spot in the Minute Madness Championship. Each week we will read head-to-head against libraries across the state.


  • Fierce Four: (March 22- 29) 4 libraries compete in a bracket-style tournament for the chance to compete in the Championship round.  
  • Championship: (March 29 – April 5) the top two libraries compete for victory! 

How do I sign up?

To sign up, patrons of all ages have a few options to participate in the Minute Madness reading challenge this year: 

1. Download the Beanstack app from the Apple or Google Play store and create an account using your email address. Join the Minute Madness 2023 challenge from the Tewksbury Public Library Beanstack homepage. If you've signed up for Beanstack previously, you can use your existing account to enter this challenge. If you've forgotten your Beanstack password, you can reset it online or in the app.

2. Not using a smartphone? Visit tewksburypl.beanstack.org on your computer to register.

3. Paper logs are available at each desk and can be printed here.

Does listening to audiobooks count toward my minutes? 

Yes! Audiobooks, graphic novels, newspapers, magazines, and books, including e-books, all count toward your minutes read. Reading with others also counts for both you and those you are reading to.

Are there prizes for logging minutes? 

There are no prizes for Minute Madness 2023, just the fun of joining together as a community to compete with other communities all across the state! Team Tewksbury logged over 1.6 million minutes during the Reading Rivals 2022 reading challenge last autumn so we know we can put up a good fight this spring!

How can I keep track of the Minute Madness leaderboard? 

Follow along all competition long at tewksburypl.org, @TewksburyLib on social media, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and weekly score updates on Wednesdays with the TPL newsletter. Sign up for the newsletter here

Who is competing this year? 

Minute Madness is a unique reading challenge because there are 20 other libraries from across the state competing! As of round three, the following Massachusetts libraries are remaining in this year's competition: Burlington, Georgetown, Tewksbury, and Wilmington. 

Are there more reading challenges I can join on Beanstack?

Yes! Looking for more fun ways to log what and how often you read? TPL currently has two other reading challenges happening this March, including the all ages Iditaread, and the 2023 Adult Reading Challenge. Check out our Beanstack homepage here to sign up for these challenges. Stay tuned for more information on this year's Summer Reading challenge and the return of Reading Rivals, our annual competition with Wilmington Memorial Library where we'll defend the Reading Trophy!