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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

All The Feels!

November 1 - January 31
All the Feels encourages readers of all ages to feel, experience, and dive into how reading enlivens our emotions—all while earning badges on a virtual bingo card! Participants will earn fun emoji-themed badges for logging the minutes or books they read, completing activities, submitting book reviews, and earning bingo. Bingo players have a chance to win a prize pack including a $100 gift certificate to Fanfare Books!

Winter Wander-land

November 28 - December 31 | Ages 8-11
It's a Winter Wander-land in Stratford this season! Let's go on a worldwide reading tour by discovering fascinating historical traditions and modern celebrations from around the globe in Beanstack and in the Library. Each display and activity highlights different cultural or religious wintertime festivities. Log your reading on Beanstack to earn badges all month long! Part of the Winter Wander-land activities sponsored by the Stratford Centre BIA.

December Reflections

December 1 - December 31
The end of the year marks a wonderful time to reflect on all that you’ve experienced and learned over the past 12 months. Whether you’re celebrating the holidays with friends and family or enjoying some quiet time alone, take a moment to cozy up with a good book and set an intention for the coming year. Log your reading and activities to earn badges all month long, and earn points towards an entry to win a December Reflections prize package!

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.