Reading Challenges on Beanstack: Information for Vermont Librarians

Overview - Training Resources - Promotional Materials - Training Registration

Beanstack provides a mobile-friendly site for local families to participate in reading-based initiatives, including summer reading, early literacy initiatives, and bookclubs for teens and adults. Patrons have access tools to log their reading, complete activities, and earn digital badges. For staff, Beanstack makes it easy to register patrons, view reading and activity participation, and produce extensive reports.

Vermont Libraries Beanstack URL is

Features include: 

  • Custom, mobile-responsive site for patrons 
  • Family, classroom, and group registration 
  • Concurrent reading programs system
  • Virtual points and badge system
  • Reading logging system
  • Book reviews system
  • Administrative tools for staff to provide patron service
  • Library staff “Add Reader” and “Find A Person” system
  • Prize and drawings system
  • Reading lists and learning track system and templates
  • Data reports and insights for admins 
Training Resources: 
Promotional Materials:
  • General Sign-up Promotional Materials
    • Signing up for Beanstack Using Website: Flyer (PDF) Facebook/Instagram (PNG)
    • Signing up for Beanstack Using Mobile App: Flyer (PDF) Facebook/Instagram (PNG)
Training Sessions for Library Staff:

Join the Department of Libraries and a representative from Beanstack, as we walk through the 2021 Summer Reading challenge that will be available to all Vermonters June 1 through August 31. We will discuss promotion and how ways to incorporate Beanstack into your summer programming. The session will be held virtually via Zoom and will be recorded. Please use the above to register with VTLIB. Then register for the Zoom meeting using the link below, after which you will receive a unique meeting link and call-in information.

Zoom Registration link:

1 CEU, Technology category

Previously recorded sessions: