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Beanstack Reading Challenges

What is Beanstack?

Beanstack is an online platform and app that allows us to add a bit of fun to our reading by earning digital badges and achievements (and sometimes real-life prizes) by reading and taking part in challenges and activities.

You can sign up for Beanstack at any time to:

  • Log Reading books read and time spent reading;
  • Earn Reading Streaks for logging reading on consecutive days;
  • Review books you have read by writing, drawing or recording a review;
  • Discover books you might enjoy by reading or watching reviews written by your peers;
  • Take Part in fun reading-related challenges throughout the year to earn badges and prizes!

While you can access any of these features all year round and there are challenges which can be completed at any time. There will also be special fun limited-time challenges with different themes added by our library team to add even more spice to your reading throughout the year.

Beanstack can be accessed using a computer at westlib.beanstack.org or by downloading the app to your phone or tablet.

Visit our Beanstack site

Download the Beanstack Tracker App (Google Play) (App Store)

Challenge yourself to read beyond what you can imagine!

Stretch your reading skills and explore new genres, or specific types of books. Expanding what you read can strengthen your reading comprehension and spark your imagination! Read new books and complete activities to earn badges.

Ages 0-6 years

One thousand books? That seems like way too many, right? Not at all. You got this. It doesn't matter if your child is three, or just three months - there's no better time to start than now!

Reading helps build social and emotional skills, sparks creativity and imagination, promotes bonding and helps kids do well overall in school. Take that motivation, open one book, and get started. And remember, 1000 is just a number. The goal is to work reading aloud into your regular routine and let the magic of stories do the rest.