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Beanstack Reading Tracker

What is Beanstack?

Beanstack is a free app allows you to track your reading and participate in your library's reading challenges.  You can even track your reading after the library's summer reading challenge ends! 

Beanstack is also available on the web, and the library has a paper-based reading log if you aren't comfortable using computers or personal devices.

How do I register myself or my family?

On your device's app store, search for "Beanstack Tracker" and install.  You will be prompted to select your library, then create an account.

On the web, go to https://wadleighlibrary.beanstack.org, then click on "Register an Individual or a Family." 

You will enter your information first, then you can set up as many profiles as you like, for readers of any age. And if you’re a parent who reads aloud to more than one kid at a time, you can credit that reading time to multiple children’s accounts with a single click—no need to log it in separately for each of your avid listeners.

How do I log my reading or activities?

Our children's and teen summer reading challenges earn badges for time read, while other challenges earn tickets by books read.  The Summer Reading Challenge runs from June 12 - July 31.

On the web, click on "Log Reading and Activities" in the top left-hand corner.

On the app, tap on the plus sign to see all your options.

  • To log reading, tap/click on "Reading": You can use your phone to scan the bar code on the back of your book or one of the other options to log a book read.  You can also choose "Log a Day, Minutes, or Pages Only" to log time without entering a book title.
  • To log activities, tap/click on "Activities."  If you are participating in a reading challenge that offers activities, these will be displayed.  Some activities may require you to answer a question before you can check them off.  You can easily view all activities under "Discover."
  • To log reviews, tap/click on "Reviews."  You can earn you tickets toward raffles, and might be shown to other users in your reading challenge.  You can view other reader reviews by going to "Discover."

If you have added a book already, you can tap "Log" at the bottom and select the book to log your time.

The library has paper-based logs so you can participate in logging your reading, activities, and reviews even if you prefer to go non-digital.

How do I get the prizes I earn in Beanstack?

Every time you hit a reading milestone, you’ll win a badge. Sometimes badges come with a physical prize. Most badges allow you to earn tickets for raffles, and you can choose which raffle you want to enter tickets in. 

  • Find the raffle you want to enter by going to "Discover" and selecting the Challenge you are participating in. Scroll down to find "Drawings" (on the web, you'll see "Ticket Drawings" among the tabs underneath the Challenge).

The children's, teen, and adult summer reading challenges each have a grand prize drawing for a Kindle Fire which will be drawn from all participants.  Just joining the summer reading challenge will enter you for this drawing!  

Pre-readers will have one raffle drawing per week, while the children's and teen challenges will have two drawings per week. 

What other cool features are part of the Beanstack App?

  • A cool chart will show you your reading habits - go to "Log" then slide over to "Highlights" (you can also click on "View Detailed Statistics" when you're on "Home")
  • See what other people are reading - go to "Discover" then "Reviews"
  • A reading timer
  • Book Recommendations and Wish List