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!
Register for a Challenge
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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!