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The leading solution for motivating people to read, Beanstack uses competition, recognition, and proven gamification principles to grow community reading culture.

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Replace quiz-based approaches with free-choice reading

  • Bring the fun back to reading

    Ditch Accelerated Reader® levels, points, and tests in favor of free-choice reading and student autonomy. With reading challenges, students can pick their books, build a diverse reading log, hit big reading goals, and be rewarded for a job well done throughout the school year.

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  • Accountability without compromise

    Encourage kids to read without the stress of quizzes or compromising their motivation. By pairing self-accountability through peers with admin features that flag logs or offer quick comprehension checks, Beanstack motivates students to maintain reading log accuracy.

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How Beanstack Works

  • Set a community goal

    Incentivize readers to contribute to a collective reading goal. It's simple: Readers log double the reading minutes when working toward a community goal.

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    Run competitions

    Use data insights to highlight top readers and engage staff to encourage friendly competition in new challenges. Our most successful partners credit competition as a key driver of success.

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    Provide recognition and incentives

    Amplify our built-in gamification features by rewarding readers. Rewards or prizes double reader participation, confirming that extrinsic motivators lead to an intrinsic love of reading.

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Built with librarians and educators for the love of reading

  • Timer tracking minutes read of book The Last Kids On Earth

    Streamline reading logs and tracking

    Transition book clubs and independent reading programs to an online platform that is accessible for all readers from avid to struggling.

    Simplify Reading Logs
  • Digital reading badges earned for summer reading and summer reading challenge artwork

    Supercharge summer reading

    Combat the summer slide with the #1 platform libraries use to increase program participation in summer reading challenges and deepen community engagement.

    Run Summer Reading
  • Fundraiser chart tracking percentage to goal completed

    Raise money with reading

    Encourage reading, expand your donor base, and raise money for your library or school with an easier and more equitable option than book fairs and physical fundraising drives.

    Host a Reading Fundraiser
  • Reader account profile for both school and library account

    Create a holistic reading experience

    Connect students' school and library reading with our one-of-a-kind tandem connection and maximize participation in reading challenges.

    Create a Connection
  • Data points noting how many minutes have been read and challenges completed

    Gain powerful data and analytics

    Track and report on reading progress with real-time data and actionable insights right at your fingertips.

    Demonstrate Your Impact
  • Elevate classroom libraries

    Motivate students to read books in classroom libraries and foster teacher-media specialist collaboration with our effortless ISBN scanner that allows students to discover titles in their rostered classes by genre or suggested reading lists.

    Manage Classroom Libraries

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