We help libraries and schools run reading challenges that get results.

Beanstack by Zoobean helps educators and librarians create, manage, and measure reading challenges. Using a website customized to each school or library and an easy-to-use mobile app, we make it easier to track reading, keep readers motivated, and gain actionable insights.

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We believe in the unparalleled power of reading. We create simple, delightful solutions that help motivate communities to read more.

Run engaging and fun reading challenges.

Beanstack makes it easy with…

Useful Features
Intuitive Design
Outstanding Customer Service

Beanstack is continually learning from educators, librarians, and readers. Every reading challenge is designed to…

Encourage Independent Reading
Drive Engagement
Increase Measurable Outcomes
 
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Customize Your Own Site and Reading Challenges

Each school or library has its own Beanstack site with a unique URL and colors matched to its logo. Students and patrons also gain access to a companion mobile app that makes it easy to track reading and stay motivated to read. With Beanstack's reading challenge creation tools, educators and librarians can design their own reading challenges or use templates for winter reading, summer reading, Read Across America Month, and other times of year.

 
 
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Make It Easier for Readers to Keep Track and Stay Motivated  

Readers of all ages can register in seconds or use the same login and password they do for other services. Beanstack makes it simple and fun for them to earn virtual badges and real-world prizes by keeping track of their reading, posting book reviews, and completing activities.

 
 
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Gain On-Demand Data and Insights

Librarians and educators gains tools that help sign readers up, log their reading, and redeem their prizes. Individual staff members may have added control over functions like creating reading lists and running drawings. And your central office gains access to hundreds of reports breaking down participation and helping you draw valuable insights.

 
 
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Fitbit for Reading: Beanstack Tracker App

 

This one-of-a-kind app lets patrons and students time reading sessions, log books by scanning their ISBN numbers, keep a log of current and past reading, track daily reading stats, and achieve streaks for reading multiple days in a row - all while they are reading independently or participating in summer reading, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, #WinterRead, and other reading challenges.

 
 
 

Plus, Unique Features to Further Engage Readers

 
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Personalized Recommendations

Beanstack sends each reader a weekly email or text message recommending a book based on their age and interests. Our recommendations are curated by librarians from over 1,300 tags.

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Engaging Reading Program Ideas

 

Our team of educators and reading specialists regularly create reading program templates that can be copied and customized to match with lesson plans and library programs.

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Written & Picture Reviews

Readers within your library or school can post and like written reviews along with photos or videos, called "Picture Reviews," to help other readers discover their next book.

 

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Over one thousand schools and libraries worldwide use Beanstack to make reading smarter.