From Customization to Evaluation

Reading programs — like summer reading, 20-minute a day reading challenges, and 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten — can help you encourage independent reading, drive circulation, and increase visits to the library. But they require a lot of time and attention to be effective. That's where Beanstack comes in.

 
 
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Design Your Site & Custom Reading Programs

It all starts with your own website that you control. With Beanstack's reading program creation wizard, you can design reading challenges based on having participants log their reading, complete activities, and/or post reviews. We regularly provide templates for winter reading, Black History Month, Read Across America Day, and other times of year.


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Help Participants Register, Track, and Achieve

Readers of all ages can register in seconds as individuals, a family, or classroom. Beanstack makes it easy for them to earn virtual badges and real-world prizes by keeping track of their reading, including their favorite book, total minutes read, and total days of reading. It also makes it easy to post reviews and keep track of the learning activities they complete.


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Provide Service & Gain Insights

Your staff gains tools that help you sign people 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.