Sussex Libraries are joining forces once again to bring an exciting health-focused challenge to the residents of Sussex County. Beginning April 1 through May 6, the Sussex Be Well Challenge encourages people of all ages and abilities to complete activities within a variety of health-related categories. Participants will have the option to choose activities in subjects ranging from gardening to mental health to getting outside. If you are unable to complete any of the libraries’ suggestions, there is an option to create your own activity in each category. 

The Sussex Be Well Challenge is an online format and participants may register on Beanstack by visiting: or by downloading the Beanstack app. Those who participated in previous Beanstack challenges such as the Sussex Winter Reads Challenge, simply log in to their accounts to register. For those new to Beanstack, registration is simple and requires little information. Whole families may register together to keep the tracking easy. Please contact your local library if you need help accessing your Beanstack account.

“Of course, no challenge is complete without prizes,” said Kathy Graybeal, Sussex County Librarian. “Participants will earn tickets for activities completed and may use tickets to select prizes to be raffled at the end of the challenge.” Prizes include gift cards, health, relaxation, and fitness items, and a grand prize two-night stay at a Trap Pond State Park cabin or campsite.

As library service continues to adapt throughout the pandemic and beyond, library staff are committed to finding new ways to engage with readers in innovative and equitable ways that create a shared sense of community and love of reading for all Sussex Countians.  For more information and to register for the Sussex Be Well Challenge, please visit