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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 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

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!

Fall Foodie Challenge

Sept 1 - Sept 30 | 15+
Fall is the season of harvest and a season of favourite flavours! Join SPL this fall as we serve up a reading challenge to match! From foodie memoirs to documentaries, from global food movements to local fall fairs, there's something to whet the appetite of everyone. There's more to fall than pumpkin spice! Read all about it on Beanstack and earn a chance to win $100 Downtown Dollars!

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.