Beanstack

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: griver.beanstack.org or download the Beanstack Tracker app for iOS or Android.

Register Online:
  1. Go to griver.beanstack.org.
  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:

Read Beyond the Beaten Path - (for kids age 4 - 12)

June 6 - August 6, 2022 

Join the 2022 Summer Reading Program and Read Beyond the Beaten Path. Find some great new titles as you read, listen, create or do - it all counts this summer! Watch the points add up as you earn online badges and enter prize drawings. Visit your local library to see how they award prizes.

Visit your library, or register and log at https://griver.beanstack.org/ or on the free Beanstack Tracker app.

 

Read Beyond the Beaten Path - for Teens 

June 6 - August 6, 2022

Join the 2022 Summer Reading Program for Teens as you Read Beyond the Beaten Path! Read, do activities, and watch the points add up as you earn online badges and enter prize drawings. Visit your local library to see how they award prizes!

Visit your library, or register and log at https://griver.beanstack.org/ or on the free Beanstack Tracker app.

 

Read Beyond the Beaten Path - for Early Learners (age 0-3)

June 6 - August 6, 2022

Read Beyond the Beaten Path this summer as you boost your child’s early learning skills. Complete the challenge activities as you Talk, Move, Explore, Read, Count and Play with your child. For an added challenge, keep track of the books you read to earn more online badges! Make sure to visit your local library to see how they award prizes!

Visit your library, or register and log at https://griver.beanstack.org/ or on the free Beanstack Tracker app.

 

Summer Reading - for Adults! 

June 6 - August 6, 2022

While kids are doing their summer reading, adults are invited to make a splash and dive into a great book! ​​Log the minutes you read to earn online badges.

Register and log at https://griver.beanstack.org/ or on the free Beanstack Tracker app.

 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Ongoing

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 and language skills. You'll build early literacy skills while bonding with your child; it's a win-win! Register and log at https://griver.beanstack.org/ 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: 2022 (teens and adults)

January 1 - December 31, 2022

Join our yearlong challenge for readers age 12 and up. Follow our monthly themes to explore new booklists and activities that go along with them. When you complete three monthly activities, you will 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? That's an average of five books each month. Happy reading and exploring!

Register and log at https://griver.beanstack.org/ or on the free Beanstack Tracker app.

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