What is Beanstack?

Beanstack is an online reading tool where you can track your reading, join challenges, earn online badges and make reading a habit!

How to get started:

Go to GRRL's site at or download the free Beanstack Tracker app in your app store.


Current Challenges:


Cozy Up With a Good Book

December 1 – December 31, 2023 (for all ages)



‘Tis the season for coziness. Grab a blanket, your fluffy socks, and your favorite warm drink or snack! Hop into a reading nook and sink into a good book. Log your reading to earn badges all month long. Register and log at or on the free Beanstack Tracker app.




1,000 Books Before Kindergarten


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - Fairy Tale Theme

Help your little one get ready to read by reading 1,000 books before entering kindergarten. Reading aloud with children builds vocabulary, empathy and language skills all while bonding with your child - it's a win-win! Register and log at or on the free Beanstack Tracker app. Check with your local library to see how they award small prizes along the way. 


Year in Reading: 2023 (teens and adults)

January 1 - December 31, 2023

Join our yearlong challenge for readers age 12 and up. This year you'll learn about various genres - from Romance to Science Fiction to Mystery - as you challenge yourself to read something new. When you complete three monthly activities, you earn the online badge for that month. For an added challenge, log the books you read all year long. Can you read 60 books this year? How about 100? Happy reading and exploring!

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