Track Your Reading with Beanstack
Beanstack is our new website and app for reading tracking and reading programs and challenges.
You can create an account in Beanstack anytime and use it to keep track of your reading. When a reading challenge becomes available for you, keep tracking your reading and it will count for your challenge!
Use Beanstack on any computer or find the Beanstack Tracker app on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. If you have already created an account on Beanstack online you can use that. New readers will need to register.
If your child is already signed up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten then you have a Beanstack login!
Your email address
Once you login, you may change it to something more personal.
Members of a family can all be on the same account, just change readers using the top-left menu (on both the website and app).
Use Beanstack anytime! Keep track of your reading year-round and join our challenges when they are available.
Summer Reading Challenges
Mark your calendar! Summer Reading Challenges for all ages will begin on May 27, 2020.
The Winter Reading Challenge begins on January 13 and ends on February 10. Sign up, keep track of the number of books you read, and earn a prize when you read four books!
Winter Reading 2020 is for any readers ages 12 and up.
Registration begins January 13. In the meantime, you can create your Beanstack account.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is an education initiative with three main goals: to promote early childhood literacy, to prepare young children for kindergarten and to facilitate family bonding through reading.
Parents and caregivers may register any child between the ages of 0–6. Children will earn prizes for every completed and returned 100-Book Reading Log. Any book may be counted in the log, and books may be repeated. Repetition is even encouraged as it increases both comprehension and confidence in young children. Keep track on your paper log or in Beanstack. Stop by the Children's Information Desk for your prizes.
All children who have not entered kindergarten or the equivalent are eligible to register. Participants are not required to be Normal Public Library cardholders or residents of Normal. Participants are welcome register for this program even if they are completing other area 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten programs.