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:

Spring Into Reading

Spring into Reading: Book Challenge

Put some spring in your step and get reading! Lots of us are spending our days at home, so get ready to log and complete these fun at-home activities. You choose either the book challenge (up to 20 books) OR  the time challenge (up to 20 hours). Register and log at or on the free Beanstack Tracker app. Ready, set, bloom!


1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - Fairy Tale Theme

NEW at GRRL! Help your little one get ready to read by reading 1000 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 though your library is not open. Then later on, 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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