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Register for Reading Challenges through Beanstack

Beanstack is a tool for facilitating reading programs in our 19 libraries.  It’s easy and fun for the whole family. Participate as little or as much as you’d like. Our intention is to encourage a culture of reading through a variety of reading challenges. 

Check out our current challenges below. If you would like to get started, click here.


Summer Reading Challenge:
Oceans of Possibilities

One Challenge for All Ages!

  1. The challenge runs June 11-August 6.
  2. Register by clicking here.
  3. Track your minutes, activities, and reviews.
    • Note: in Beanstack, log reading by logging minutes
  4. All ages can participate. Complete badges to earn tickets and enter prize drawings. Complete any combination of 15 badges to complete the challenge and earn a completion prize.
  5. Completion Prizes:
    • Ages birth-2: Book & Shaker Egg
    • Ages 3-18: Book Prize
    • 19+: GDL Summer Challenge T-Shirt
  6. Printable Log: Keep track on paper then log your progress on Beanstack. Click here to download.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Read 1,000 books before your child starts Kindergarten and track your progress using Beanstack.

  1. Register by clicking here.
  2. Track the amount of books you read. Repeat titles count!
    • Note: in Beanstack, log reading by logging books
  3. For every 100 books you read, earn a sticker and a free book prize.
  4. Complete the challenge by reading 1,000 books. Visit your local branch to get a completion certificate.

Want to keep track of your reading progress on a paper then log your activity online? Click here to print a paper log.

Looking for book suggestions? Start with this booklist: Books Your Child Should Hear Before Kindergarten