Winter reading with Beanstack

 

Getting started with Beanstack

What is Beanstack?

Beanstack is online software with tools to help you and your family discover books, track your reading, and reach reading goals.

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 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 last day I can sign up for the winter 2024 reading program?

Thursday, February 29
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?

Tuesday January 2, 2024

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

Thursday, February 29

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

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


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 and a small prize!

How do I pick up my free book?

Stop by the second floor desk (for ages 0-18) or first floor desk (ages 19+) by March 17 to pick out your book.

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: try searching the app for your local library!

What else is happening at the library?

Check out calendar events for more events for all ages.


Statewide access to Beanstack was made possible through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant.