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.
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!
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 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!