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Beanstack

What is Beanstack?

Beanstack allows library users to take part in reading challenges.  Some challenges are linked to library programs, some have themes of their own, and some are just for the love of reading!  Many challenges offer prize draws for users that complete them.  If challenges are not for you, you can also just use Beanstack to track your reading and get personalized recommendations sent directly to your inbox!

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Register for a Challenge

  1. Visit your app store to download the Beanstack Tracker App to your smartphone or device, OR visit https://stratfordlibrary.beanstack.org to use the browser version.
  2. Register yourself for an account. If more than one person in your household is registering for Beanstack (we have challenges for all age groups), create one account for the whole family and then add multiple readers. 
  3. Select one of the various challenges available, based on your age. If challenges are not your style, you can still use Beanstack to log what you read. 

Have Questions?

If you have questions or need help, check the Beasntack FAQ or email us at askspl@splibrary.ca

Around the World in 80 Reads

June 1 - August 31 | All Ages
Let the world come to you this summer… exotic flavours, world music and cinema, mysterious locales, new people to meet and new cultures to explore! From reading to cooking, learning to relaxing, we’ve got you covered this summer with SPL’s Around the World in 80 Reads on Beanstack. Sign up to begin earning badges and points towards a $100 Downtown Dollar reward!

National Indigenous Peoples Month

June 1 - June 30 | 10+
National Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated in Canada on June 21. This month, let's help amplify the voices of first peoples. Learn more about the history of National Indigenous Peoples Day and read books by Indgenous authors and illustrators. Log your reading and activities to earn badges along the way and to be entered into a prize draw.

Mental Health Awareness Reading Challenge

May 1 - May 31 | Adults
May 2-8 is Mental Health Awareness Week in Canada. Talking and sharing about mental health can be tricky, but we're here to help #BreakTheStigma. Lower your stress level by reading a good book and check out the resources and activities below to help on your mental health journey. Log your reading and activities to earn badges all month long. Earn at least 100 points to be entered in a draw for our monthly prize!

2022 Reading Challenge

January 1 – December 31 | All Ages
Can you rise to the challenge to keep reading all year long?  Studies show that just six minutes of reading decreases blood pressure, lowers heart rate, and reduces stress by up to 68%. Just imagine if you read 100 books!  Join fellow readers for a chance to earn badges all year long!

Book a Day

Ongoing | Children
Make reading a daily habit. By reading even 15 minutes a day, young readers gain confidence, acquire new knowledge, and discover a lifelong love of reading. With this challenge, children can log daily reading minutes to earn great badges. 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Ongoing | Children
1000 books. 1000 moments. 1000 memories.
Did you know that daily reading increases vocabulary, develops language skills, and deepens the bond between you and your child? Read a book - any book at all - with your little one and record it to earn badges for this challenge.