Lamar CISD: Engage Readers While Moving Away From Quiz-Based Applications
Learn how librarians at Texas’s fifth fastest growing school district, Lamar Consolidated Independent School District, are utilizing Beanstack to engage a majority of their students and staff with reading—without quizzes.
Auckland Libraries: Integrating Community Languages
Discover how New Zealand’s Auckland Libraries created an inclusive summer reading challenge for all ages that integrated te reo Māori (the Māori language) and encouraged the use of other community languages and resources.
Saskatoon Public Library: Knowlympics Challenge
Saskatoon Public Library in Canada uses Beanstack to present "Knowlympics," a series of all-ages summer learning challenges that help their community learn new skills, discover new interests, and explore their city.
Gwinnett County Public Library: Rethinking a Seasonal Approach
Hear how Gwinnett County Public Library (GA) rebounded after the pandemic and now uses Beanstack to engage their community through "living" programs all year round.
Idaho Falls Public Library: Using Beanstack to Meet Readers Where They Are
Librarians at Idaho Falls Public Library (ID) share how they keep their community engaged all year and encourage users to read outside their comfort zone with their Extreme Book Nerd challenge.
St. Louis County Public Library: Summer Fun for Everyone
Get inspired by St. Louis County Library’s (MO) Summer Reading Club challenge, which encourages reading and exploring the community through partnerships with local organizations.
Suffolk Public Library: Community Competition Flips the Script
Learn how Suffolk Public Library (VA) built off their #WinterRead2020 success and ramped up their Summer Reading Program, with seven key tips for engaging any community with reading.
Pioneer Library System: Making the Leap from Reading to Learning by Maximizing Staff Talents
Learn how Oklahoma’s Pioneer Library System used a ground-up approach to get big staff buy-in for their challenges and quadrupled their summer reading participation in just one year.
Kern County Library: Opening Doors With Beanstack
Kern County Public Library (CA) shares their “outside-of-the-box” ideas for encouraging engagement and reading in the community, the details of their One Book Project reading challenge, and their success in their first year participating in the Winter Reading Challenge.
Flint Memorial Library: Challenging Readers in 2020
Learn how Flint Memorial Library (MA) successfully rolled out Beanstack to their community with a laser-focus on direct promotion before, during, and after their reading challenges.
Cedar Rapids Public Library: Engaging Community Through Partnerships
Learn why Beanstack has been a “life-changing experience” for Cedar Rapids Public Library (IA) programming manager Kevin Delecki and his community.
Atlanta Public Schools: The Race2Read 13.1 Million Minutes Challenge
Learn how a dream team of reading champions at Atlanta Public Schools (GA) created, promoted, and gained overwhelming buy-in for their district reading challenge, Race2Read.
Dallas Public Library: Year-Round Reading Challenges
Longtime Beanstack partner Dallas Public Library (TX) shares their summer reading and year-round challenge successes since 2016.
Broward County Public Schools: For the Love of Reading
Innovative leaders at Broward County Public Schools (FL) share their vision and secret sauce for using Beanstack to strengthen their district’s culture of reading with the Reading Across Broward challenge.
Cleveland Public Library: Success With Beanstack
Check out how Cleveland Public Library (OH) improved participation in their Summer Lit League challenge during their first summer with Beanstack.
Gail Borden Public Library: Baking Beanstack Pi(e)
Listen to Gail Borden Public Library’s (IL) learnings from their first summer with Beanstack and their ideas for future programming.
Harris County Public Library: Be a Maker
Staff members from Harris County Public Library (TX) share ideas and engagement results from their innovative Makerspace reading challenge.
Puyallup Public Library: Summer Reading and Points-Based Challenges
Library staff at Puyallup Public Library (WA) share their experience using a points in their summer reading challenge to create an inclusive, encouraging, and diverse experience.
San Jose Library: Summer Learning Recap
The team at San Jose Public Library (CA) shares their experiences from their very first summer with Beanstack, including their secrets to large growth in signups, program completions, and staff morale.
Lincoln City Libraries: Winter Reading Challenge Insights
Librarians at Lincoln City Libraries (NE) give ideas and insights to encourage winter reading participation after their community logged more than a million minutes in the 2018 Winter Reading Challenge.
Sanibel Public Library: Ease of Use With Beanstack
Learn how Sanibel Public Library (VA) used Beanstack to partner with a local children's hospital and log tree times as much reading as in previous summers.
Christian County Library: Encouraging Eager Readers
Christian County Library (MO) shares their first summer reading experiences with Beanstack, as well as their success with outreach programming and how they plan to adapt this summer’s program according to changes in their community.
Saratoga Springs and Schenectady County Public Libraries
Glean best practices and tips for facilitating your reading challenges in Beanstack, including how to train and prepare staff for summer, from Saratoga Springs Public Library (NY) and Schenectady County Public Library (NY).
Santa Clara County Library District: Encouraging Engagement and Exploration
Santa Clara County Library District (CA) showcases ways they engage library staff from around the county before and during summer reading, plus give a glimpse into their community-wide reading challenge.
Sacramento Public Library: Summer Success
Amanda Foulk, K–12 specialist at Sacramento Public Library (CA), shares her best practices from three years of experience crafting reading programs and training staff on Beanstack.
Virginia Beach and Carnegie Public Libraries
Discover how Carnegie Public Library (PA) and Virginia Beach Public Library (VA) each use Beanstack to boost summer reading and get more staff buy-in.
Wauconda Area Library: Summer Waves
The program coordinator at Wauconda Area Library (IL) describes how her library uses Beanstack to combine the online and offline reading program experiences to drive greater engagement.