Love watching Christmas movies? Love the library? Want to help us raise $5,000 for the library during the holidays? You can watch movies and help the library with our Miracle on Spring Street Christmas Movie Challenge. 😀
The challenge kicked off on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, and goes through New Year’s Eve, December 31. Participants watch Christmas movies and record them, either on our Beanstack app or on paper forms you can get from the library. That’s literally all you have to do.
Each movie is worth $5, and if everyone in the family watches, each person’s viewing can be counted individually. So, a family of 4 that watches, say, It’s a Wonderful Life, can each report watching the movie and raise $20. George Bailey would like the sounds of that!
If you participated in our summer reading challenge , where we raised over $15,000, then you know the drill. But if not, that’s okay, too. We have user guides to using Beanstack, and the setup for participating in the Christmas challenge is the same for the summer reading challenge.
And as I mentioned earlier, you don’t even have to use the app if you don’t want to because of our paper forms.
Any Christmas movie is eligible—kids’ movies, classics, new movies, Hallmark movies, not-so-Hallmark movies. And they don’t have to come from the library. You can watch your own movies or stream them, though of course we also have a nice selection of holiday movies at the library too.
Anyone is eligible to sign up, even if you don’t live in Berryville! Sign up the whole family.
This challenge is sponsored by our not-so-secret Santas Paul and Carol Ann Engskov. Carol Ann is an active member of our Friends board and was our library director for 28 years before her retirement in 2011. The Engkovs, the Friends of the Berryville Library Inc., and the Berryville Library are hoping other people will also sponsor challenges as we continue to raise money for a new building.
Thanks so much to all of you for your support! Now, let’s go do a good deed for the library and watch some movies. 😉
What’s your movie-watching goal for the challenge? What are some of your favorite Christmas movies? Want some Christmas movie recommendations? Need help navigating Beanstack? Tell us in the comments!