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?
What if I don’t have the ability to log my reading online?
Stop by the library or call the library 608-348-7441 to ask about being an off-line reader.
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 first day I can start logging reading and completing activities?
Library challenge activities and logging start Tuesday, May 31, 2022.
What’s the last day I can sign up for the summer 2022 library program?
August 27, 2022. However, we recommend not waiting until the last minute.
Who can sign up?
Anyone! We have library challenges for babies, children, teens, and adults.
Participating in the challenges
When can I start logging my reading and activities?
May 31, 2022
What’s the last day I can log my reading and activities?
August 27, 2022
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?
|Babies||Birth to 35 months||Earn 10 badges.|
|Preschool||3-6||Earn 10 badges.|
|Kids||7-11||Earn 10 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 13.
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!
What fantastic prizes can I win in the summer drawings?
We’re so glad you asked! We have photos of all the prizes here.
What else is happening at the library this summer?
Check out calendar events for more events for all ages.