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:


Read for a Better World: Winter Reading 2023

January 2 – February 28, 2023 (Teens & Adults)

Winter Reading 2023


Join the 2023 GRRL Winter Reading Program for teens and adults. Read For a Better World as you explore different themes and viewpoints through books. Track your reading and complete activities to earn online badges and enter prize drawings. Register and log at or on the free Beanstack Tracker app.


Kids Bingo Reading Challenge

January 2 - February 28, 2023 (Kids to age 11)

Explore your library and what it has to offer this winter —all while earning badges on a virtual bingo card! Collect badges for logging your reading, completing activities, and of course - scoring BINGO!  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.