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Beanstack is Morrill Public Library’s digital reading tracking platform! It has a smooth and easy-to-use navigation and can be accessed either through a mobile app or online via a desktop computer.
Anyone can sign up as the account creator and then add readers to the account, allowing flexibility for families with multiple people who want to participate in a reading challenge. Parents can use the app just for their kids, too, if they themselves do not want their own reader profile. Readers who use the mobile app can pick how they want to log their reading: minutes, pages, number of books, or simply which days they read! There is even a reading timer to help patrons track how long they read each session. Note: The desktop version will allow patrons to only log by days.
Beanstack and the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge
For the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge, kids between the age of 0 and 5 who have not started kindergarten yet can earn 100 reading badges and a total of 3 prizes to be picked up at the library. Learn more about the 1KBBK program here: hiawathalibrary.org/1000-books/
To get started with your own Morrill Public Library Beanstack account, follow these steps:
- Go to the library’s Beanstack site (hiawathalibrary.beanstack.org)
- Choose “Register an Individual or Family.”
- Fill in the form.
- Register for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge.
- Come back and log your reading to earn badges that get you closer to completing all 1,000 books!