Summer reading with Beanstack

 

Getting started with Beanstack

What is Beanstack?

We’re using Beanstack as part of our summer library program. Beanstack is online software that includes tools to help you and your family discover books, keep track of your reading, and reach reading goals. Statewide access to Beanstack was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Is there an app?

Yes! Search “beanstack tracker” in the App Store or the Google Play store.

What if I don’t have the ability to log my reading online?

Stop by the library or call the library 608-348-7441 ext. 3 to ask about being an off-line reader.


Signing Up

How do I get started?
  • Website: Visit plattevillepubliclibrary.beanstack.com. Click on “Register an individual or family.” Follow the onscreen instructions to register just yourself, just your children, or your entire family.
  • App: Search “beanstack tracker” in the App Store or the Google Play store to install the app. Once you’ve installed the app, search for “Platteville.” Follow the onscreen instructions to register just yourself, just your children, or your entire family.
What’s the first day I can sign up?

You can sign up right now.

What’s the last day I can sign up for the summer 2021 library program?

August 27, 2021. However, we recommend not waiting until the last minute.

Who can sign up?

Anyone! We have library challenges for children, teens, and adults.


Participating in the challenges

When can I start logging my reading and activities?

June 1, 2021

What’s the last day I can log my reading and activities?

August 27, 2021

How do I know when I’ve earned a badge?

The badge will turn from grey-scale to full color.

What do I need to do to complete my library challenge?
Challenge Ages Goal
Babies Birth to 35 months Earn 6 badges.
Preschool 3-6 Read 40 books and earn 7 badges.
Kids 7-11 Read 500 pages and earn 8 badges.
Teens 12-17 Earn 10 badges.
Adults 18+ Earn 8 badges.

Completing the challenge

What happens after I complete my library challenge?

In addition to being a happier and more well-rounded individual, you’ll get a free book! You’ll also be able to enter prize drawings by age level.

How do I pick up my free book?

Ages 0 – 17: Prizes will be distributed in September.
Ages 18+: Stop by the first floor Ask Desk to pick up your book once you’ve completed the adult summer library challenge. The first day that you’ll be able to pick up your book is June 14.

Can I participate if the Platteville Public Library isn’t my home library?

You are welcome to participate in our library challenge. However, prizes must be picked up in person and are for those who use the Platteville Public Library as their primary library. There are thousands of libraries all over Wisconsin and the country using Beanstack this summer: try searching the app for your local library!