Listen to a great audiobook while taking a walk in the warm autumn sun, with the leaves changing colors and just beginning to fall. This is Roaming Readers by Elkhart Public Library and the Elkhart County Parks.

Beginning Sept. 1, a new monthly reading challenge starts. Instead of being for children, like our signature Summer Reading Challenge, this one is just for the grown ups. Win prizes in separate month-long contests in September and October.

Get outside and read!

All your listening can be tracked on our Beanstack app, available for free in your device’s app store. With Beanstack, you’ll earn prize entries for the number of minutes you listen, and badges for each recommended book you read and activity you complete.

EPL is partnering with Elkhart County Parks for Roaming Readers. Badges are earned for each different county park you walk in while listening to a book.

Readers also earn badges for listening to one of our suggested audiobooks, but participants can listen to any audiobook they please.

And I can win prizes for this?

Let’s try our game show host voice … that’s right!

In September, two $20 gift cards to Five Star Dive Bar, one $10 Electric Brew gift card, and a Bonneyville Mill package with flour and recipes are available.

In October, we’ll have one $30 Five Star Dive Bar gift card, two $10 Electric Brew gift cards, an annual pass for Ox Bow Park, and an Elkhart County Parks swag backpack on the prize table.

Sign up on the Beanstack app and get your walking shoes ready and earbuds charged for Roaming Readers!