Join a Community. Join Beanstack!

Get reading suggestions from librarians, start a new book discussion group, go to a library program, or just stay warm inside with a great book! Register at your library or online!

Why Beanstack?

Keep track of your reading, get book recommendations, and earn online badges to help make your reading a habit.

Getting Started

To get started with Beanstack, go to Great River Regional Library's beanstack site at: or download the Beanstack Tracker app for iOS or Android.

Register Online:
  1. Go to
  2. Choose Register an Individual or Family.
  3. Follow the prompts to register yourself and/or any family members.
    • Make sure to include your email and phone number to be contacted about any prize drawings.
Register with App:
  1. Download the Beanstack Tracker app in your app store.
  2. Tap Get Started and select "Yup!" when asked if your library uses Beanstack.
  3. Type "Great River Regional Library."
  4. Tap Sign up and follow the prompts to register yourself and/or any family members.
    • Choose a username and password
    • Enter your name, email and/or phone number, and branch.
  5. Tap Fill Out My Reader Profile and follow the prompts to complete registration.

Current Programs:

Fall Into Reading

Fall Into Reading

Fall is here! What better time to settle in and read a great book? This time, keep track of how many pages you read, all the way up to 1000!  Are you up for the challenge? 

Register and log at or on the free Beanstack Tracker app.


Great Library Road Trip

Great Library Road Trip

Explore your Great River Regional Libraries this season as you travel around central Minnesota. Visit as many of our 32 libraries as you can to find each code (on their outside window or door) and earn each badge! Register and log at or on the free Beanstack Tracker app.


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - Fairy Tale Theme

NEW at GRRL! Help your little one get ready to read by reading 1,000 books before entering kindergarten. Reading aloud with children builds vocabulary and language skills. You'll build early literacy skills while bonding with your child; it's a win-win! Register and log at or on the free Beanstack Tracker app. You can get started today even if you'd rather not visit the library in person. When you're ready, check in at your local library to see how they award small prizes along the way. 


Year in Reading 2020

Year in Reading 2020 is an online only reading challenge for ages 12-adult. Explore all that the Great River Regional Library has to offer in this year-long challenge as you explore a new topic each month with activities that help you learn and expand your mind. Who knows, you may find a few new favorites! Register and log at or on the free Beanstack Tracker app.




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