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.

Library Card Sign Up Month Reading Challenge

September 1-30, 2021

This challenge is open to all ages – new card holders and current patrons alike. Log your pages and earn badges to enter a prize drawing for a $50 Meijer Gift Card.

  1. Register by clicking here.
  2. Log your pages to earn badges and prize drawing tickets.
    • Note: in Beanstack, log reading by logging pages
  3. Enter your tickets into a $50 Meijer Gift Card prize drawing. The more pages you read, the more tickets you earn.
  4. Prize drawings are October 1.

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

Summer Reading Challenge

June 12 – August 7, 2021

Tails & Tales Online Reading Challenges
The Summer Reading Challenge is open to all ages, please participate in only one age group per reader.

  • Babies (ages Birth-2)
  • Kids (ages 2-8)
  • Tweens (ages 9-12)
  • Teens (ages 13-18)
  • Adults (18+)
  1. Register by clicking here.
  2. Log your reading and activities to earn a prize
    • Note: in Beanstack, log reading by logging minutes
  3. Enter ticket drawings for even more chances to win prizes
  4. Visit your local branch to redeem prizes

Printable Logs
Want to keep track on a paper and then log your information on Beanstack? Print the log for your age group or visit your library branch to start keeping track today!