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Beanstack Readathons

Motivate students to read and raise money for your school.

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Build a Culture of Reading & Earn Money for Your School

Beanstack is used by schools across the world to motivate students to read more and read together by taking part in reading challenges. As a result of the pandemic and distance learning, schools are increasingly using our web application and 4.7-star mobile app to facilitate readathons.

Now, we’re building a set of features to make it easier for librarians and educators to create readathons, for families to promote the readathons within their networks, and for students to log their reading. 100% of all readathon funds will go directly to your school.

The new Readathon system will be different from alternatives in these three ways:

  1. # 1

    We collect no commission on the funds you raise, 100% of the donations go straight to your school.

  2. # 2

    Year-round logging and challenges like our 2021 Level Up Summer Challenge promote a true culture of reading that goes beyond one-time fundraisers.

  3. # 3

    Your dedicated school success specialist helps set up your custom Beanstack site and helps design your reading challenges. We provide you with everything you need to successfully promote your reading challenges and readathons.

Sign Up for More Information

All U.S. schools licensing Beanstack are eligible to sign up for the Beta version of the Beanstack Readathons feature. This new addition to Beanstack will be launched officially during Summer 2021. Participation will be capped at 100 flagship schools.

Year-Long Challenges

When your school signs up for Beanstack Readathons, your students, teachers, and their families will gain access to the Beanstack web application and 4.7-star mobile app for a year. This includes integrating with your existing single sign on and rostering system. And you’ll also be able to create custom reading challenges, use hundreds of reading challenge templates for different books and themes, and gain access to these national challenges:

  • Level Up Summer Reading (June & July)

    Looking for a way to keep your students reading through the summer? We’ve partnered with Thorndike Press and Mark Cuban to bring you our first National K12 Summer 2021 Reading Challenge, “Level Up.”

  • #WinterRead2022 (January)

    Past sponsors of this annual challenge include Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster. The 2021 theme was “Books Like Us.” The 2022 theme will be announced in September.

Features & Services to Drive Engagement

Readathons are the latest step in Beanstack’s evolution as we continually focus on encouraging independent reading and listen to our school clients. With Beanstack, your school gets:

Simple Tracking and Epic! Integration

Readers can scan a book's barcode to log reading or automatically track reading on select eBook platforms including Epic!

Reports & Insights

Gain visual insights on students' reading plus hundreds of reports with data valuable to librarians, teachers, and administrators.

Streaks, Badges & Gamification

Motivate students to read daily by incorporating streaks, virtual badges, and other game-based learning principles.

Friends & Leaderboard

Students can connect with one another to compete for top leaderboard spots and share what they're reading.

Tandem Connections with Your Local Library

Beanstack's proprietary “tandems” system gives students the option to safely sync their reading log with their public library.

Badge Books

These premium quality reading logs and sticker books unite with the online experience to better engage young readers.

Have Questions?

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