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7 Strategies to Increase Student Reading Engagement

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Ensuring Accountability with Digital Reading Logs

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Derrick Barnes

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Letter from the CEO: The Heart of Our Company Culture

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Beanstack Awards and Recognitions

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Ideas and Inspiration for Reading Fundraiser Rewards

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author Brandy Colbert

The Reading Culture Welcomes Brandy Colbert

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How Beanstack Supports Student Reading Growth

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author John Schu

The Reading Culture Welcomes John Schu

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Tips for Principals: Growing School Reading Culture

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4 Reasons Educators Are Leaving Assessment-Based Reading Programs

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Mark Oshiro

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The Reading Culture: Yearbook 2023

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How Principals Can Foster an Inclusive Reading Culture

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9 Tips to Build a Strong School Reading Culture

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Oge Mora

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Hena Khan Author

The Reading Culture Welcomes Hena Khan

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SLJ Webinar: Using Collaborative Competition to Boost Reading Culture

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Daniel Nayeri

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5 Reasons to Promote Reading for Fun in Your Classroom

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Product Spotlight: Introducing Lexile Insights for Teachers

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Embrace the Power of Winter Reading Challenges

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The Importance of Independent Reading for Students

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Dan Santat

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Kacen Callender

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Introducing the 2024 Winter Reading Challenge Sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group

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How to Utilize Beanstack for Project Based Learning

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Kwame Alexander

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Neal Shusterman

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Why Embracing a Growth Mindset Is Important for Students

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Build Year-Round Community Engagement With Reading Challenges

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Jon Klassen

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How to Engage Parents and Caregivers With Beanstack

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Product Spotlight: New and Improved District Administrator Experience

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How to Organize a Classroom Library and Increase Independent Reading

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Beanstack’s Classroom Library Connector and Keeping Reading Accessible in Florida Schools

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Product Spotlight: Classroom Library Connector

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Jacqueline Woodson

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The Benefits of Creating an Inclusive Reading Program

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Matt de la Peña

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Beanstack Makes Waves in Florida and Along the Gulf Coast

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Sabaa Tahir

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Angeline Boulley

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How Beanstack Supports the Science of Reading

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Yuyi Morales

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The Reading Culture Welcomes M.T. Anderson

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The Benefits of Implementing Mindfulness Practices in Education

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Shadra Strickland

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SLJ Webinar: Introducing Beanstack's Classroom Library Connector

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Beanstack Named The EdTech Awards 2023 Cool Tools Finalist for Literacy/Reading Solution

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Victoria Jamieson

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How to Overcome the Common Obstacles of Reading Programs

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Fostering Students' Inner Drive to Read

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Erin Entrada Kelly

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How to Run a Reading Challenge Contest at Your School

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The Reading Culture Welcomes James Ponti

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How To Kick-Start Your Summer Reading Challenge for Your School District

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Beanstack Originals: Spring & Summer Short Stacks Reading Challenges

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Ellen Oh, Live from LibLearnX!

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How to Amplify the Critical Benefits of Reading for Students

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The Anatomy of a Beanstack Reading Challenge

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Building a City That Reads: Atlanta Public Schools’ RACE2Read and Beanstack

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Nic Stone

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Product Spotlight: Revamped School Admin Experience

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Challenge Spotlight: Celebrate the Walter Awards

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Grace Lin

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The Beanstack Buzz Reaches Charleston County

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Adam Gidwitz

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How to Grow a Community Reading Culture in Your School District

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Beanstack Originals: Announcing the Winter 2023 Short Stacks Reading Challenges

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Kate DiCamillo

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From Flat Stats to 475% Growth: The Tale of Wellington’s Summer Reading Success

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Renée Watson

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How Granbery Elementary School Doubled Their Fundraising With Beanstack

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Zetta Elliott

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Lamar Giles

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Our Top Five Winter Reading Tips

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Varian Johnson

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Five Lessons We Learned From Librarian-Activist K.C. Boyd

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Upholding Reading Integrity With Beanstack

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The Reading Culture Welcomes Karina Yan Glaser

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Why You Should Run Passive Library Programs With Beanstack

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Announcing The Reading Culture, a Beanstack Podcast!

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Introducing Bingo Reading Challenges and Winter Reading 2023

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How Libraries Can Cultivate Teen Readership

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How a Texas Elementary School Increased Standardized Test Scores by Over 60%

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What Is Choral Reading?

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Product Spotlight: Ebook Reading Challenges

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Product Spotlight: Reading List Challenge Content Links Now Available

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Beanstack Originals: Introducing Our Fall 2022 Short Stacks Reading Challenges

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Product Spotlight: Competitions and Leaderboards

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What Is a Reading Challenge?

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7 Useful Active Reading Strategies for Reading Retention

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6 Ways to Boost Teacher Buy-In Using Beanstack

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Product Spotlight: Reading Fundraisers

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How to Turn the Tide and Get High School Students to Read

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How Reading Changes Your Perspective

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Building Community through Friendly Competition in Library Reading Challenges

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How to Foster Staff Buy-In for Your Reading Challenges

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Pride 365 Reading List Challenge

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12 Tips on How to Get Out of a Reading Slump

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Motivating Middle School Students to Read with Beanstack

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Bridging the Digital Divide with Beanstack

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Product Spotlight: Reading Validation Challenges

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Beanstack Named 2022 SIIA CODiE Award Finalist in Best in Gamification in Learning

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5 Tips and Tricks: Maximize Beanstack for Your Summer Reading Challenge

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How a Georgia Middle School Boosted Reading Comprehension by Nearly 10%

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Fewer Kids Are Reading for Fun. Here's How Reading Challenges Can Help.

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Three Tips and Takeaways to Fight the Summer Slide

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On-demand Webinar Featuring the Beanstack Annual Summer Reading Report

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Product Spotlight: Read and Ride Across America With Original Content

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Meet Laura Gehl: #WinterRead2022 Author Spotlight

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Meet Katey Howes: #WinterRead2022 Author Spotlight

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Reading Challenge Ideas for Your Library in 2022

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Meet Jeff Fleischer: #WinterRead2022 Author Spotlight

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Meet Lee Wind: #WinterRead2022 Author Spotlight

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Our Top Winter Reading Challenge Tips

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Meet Charles Waters: #WinterRead2022 Author Spotlight

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Meet Irene Latham: #WinterRead2022 Author Spotlight

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Product Spotlight: Reading List Challenges Now Available

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The Role of Reading in Learner-Centered Education

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Mobile Apps Bridge the Digital Divide at Effingham Public Library

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How Librarians in Rural Communities Are Bridging the Digital Divide

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Meet Michael Tyler - The Skin You Live In Author Spotlight

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Books for Bikes: Building a Culture of Reading at Rollins Place Elementary—One Bike at a Time

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Meet David Lee Csicsko - The Skin You Live In Illustrator Spotlight

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4 Ways Reading Challenges Help Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum

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Beanstack, Califa, and Bibliolabs help young readers explore topics of race and inclusion.

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Beanstack and Lerner Publishing Group Offer Unlimited Book Access for Winter Reading Challenge

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How Keene Memorial Library is Growing Engagement in our New Normal

How Keene Memorial Library is Growing Engagement in our New Normal

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4 Ways Independent Reading Supports Whole Child Development

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Why Readathons Are More Equitable Than Book Fairs

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Meet Jewell Parker Rhodes - #LevelUp2021 Author Spotlight

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Meet Kwame Mbalia - #LevelUp2021 Author Spotlight

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Meet Kimberly Brubaker Bradley - #LevelUp2021 Author Spotlight

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Beanstack Pride 2021

Happy Pride & A Message From Beanstack's Co-Founder

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Meet Meg Medina - #LevelUp2021 Author Spotlight

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Beanstack announces the first annual Read to Raise Challenge

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Product Spotlight: Updates to Reports

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4 Reasons To Raise Money With a Virtual Readathon

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Town Hall Takeaways: Librarians on Summer Reading Engagement

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From Reading Quizzes to Reading Love at Lamar Consolidated ISD

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Beanstack Black Voices: Making Change in Maryland with Diverse Books

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Product Spotlight: Streaks & Achievements

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Readathon 101: 8 Tips To Get Started

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5 Tips for Operationalizing Reading Challenges During a Pandemic

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5 Tips for Designing Engaging Reading Challenges During a Pandemic

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5 Kinds of Nonfiction: Traditional

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5 Kinds of Nonfiction: Narrative

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Guest Blog: Dream Reading Incentive Program

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5 Kinds of Nonfiction: Expository

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How Reading Challenges Can Bridge the Digital Divide

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How Reading Challenges Help Combat Summer Slide

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5 Kinds of Nonfiction: Browsable

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Product Spotlight: Beanstack's New Admin Experience

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5 Kinds of Nonfiction: Active

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Beanstack Black Voices Recipient: J.T. Moore Middle School

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How Digital Reading Challenges Support Hybrid Learning

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How to Run a School Reading Fundraiser in Beanstack

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Meet Melissa Stewart: An Introduction to the Five Kinds of Nonfiction

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Meet Rebecca Roanhorse - #WinterRead2021 Author Spotlight

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BH Companies Becomes the First US Corporation to Launch Beanstack for Employees

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Product Spotlight: Beanstack Web ISBN Scanner

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Meet Sharon M. Draper - #WinterRead2021 Author Spotlight

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Meet Hena Khan - #WinterRead2021 Author Spotlight

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Meet Stephen Graham Jones - #WinterRead2021 Author Spotlight

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Celebrating MLK Jr. Through Picture Books

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Creating and Sustaining Reading Challenges: Lessons from 2020

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Meet Debbie Ridpath Ohi - #WinterRead2021 Author Spotlight

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Rest, Relax, & Read: How to Keep Students Reading During a Long Break

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Congratulations Beanstack Black Voices Microgrants Recipients

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Product Spotlight: Beanstack’s New Look

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Zoobean Student Privacy Pledge

Zoobean Signs the Student Privacy Pledge

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Meet Cozbi A. Cabrera - #WinterRead2021 Author Spotlight

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5 Tricks to Keep Kids Reading During COVID

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2020 Insights: Why Libraries Need a Mobile App For Summer Reading

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Meet Stuart Gibbs - #WinterRead2021 Author Spotlight

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Holidays Around the World: Book Recs & Activities

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Why We Love Children’s Book Week at Zoobean

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Meet Christina Hammonds Reed - #WinterRead2021 Author Spotlight

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Announcing the 2021 Annual Beanstack Winter Reading Challenge in Partnership with Simon & Schuster

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Product Spotlight: Friends and Leaderboards

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Client Spotlight: DeKalb Votes Challenge

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International School Library Month: Benefits of School Libraries

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#ReadGrateful 2020 Challenge Book List

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Product Spotlight: Epic! Integration

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Product Spotlight: Rostering

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What to Read for National Comic Book Day

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How Beanstack Libraries are Celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month

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Zoobean Announces 2020 Fall into Reading Challenge in Partnership with Junior Library Guild

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Zoobean Product Spotlight August 2020

Product Spotlight: School Reading Groups

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Book List: 2020 Fall into Reading Challenge

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5 Ways to Motivate Your Students to Read More — At School or At Home

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Zoobean Announces Beanstack Distance Learning Reading Challenge In Partnership with Lerner Publishing Group

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5 Guerrilla Marketing Tactics for a Virtual Summer Reading Program

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5 Prize Ideas for a Virtual Summer Reading Program

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A Librarian’s Guide to Digital Marketing for Virtual Summer Reading

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3 Quick Tips to Launch Your Virtual Summer Reading Program

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Torrey Maldonado on #WinterRead2020

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How Beanstack Found Its Voice

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