Anonymous Norfolk Donors Help Suffolk Exceed Reading Challenge Goal

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Do you like to read? Do you have a passion for meeting your reading goals? The Suffolk Public Library has challenged their community to read and log 3,000 books in January as part of the first Beanstack Winter Reading Challenge sponsored by Mark Cuban, billionaire and Shark Tank personality.

Anonymous donors in Suffolk have come together and challenged its readers to read an additional 1,000 books on top of the original goal of 3,000 books. The group will donate $3 for every additional book that is read up to $3,000. Both adults and children can enter into the reading competition during the month of January to help win this Suffolk Public Library award by going to

So far, Suffolk readers have logged 2,500 books with two weeks remaining to reach, and exceed, the 3,000 book goal as of Jan. 18. This competition is not only helping support Suffolk’s local library by exceeding the original goal but this competition also gives Suffolk Public Library a chance to be named one of the top-performing libraries in the challenge.  By doing so, they are in the running to receive additional money from Mark Cuban to use for their community programs or donate to nonprofit organizations in the local area.

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