Amplify Library Events
Advertise an upcoming storytime, craft session, author talk, or other community event on your Beanstack homepage, in weekly emails, and within reading challenges' activity badges.
Digitize Library Programs
Bring your existing community reading programs and literacy efforts, like reading groups and book clubs, online to make them accessible to everyone.
Connect Library Resources
Link to your databases, catalog, and digital tools to make Beanstack an online community hub. You can even create matching challenges to show off your library's storywalk or makerspace.
Grow Usage of Public Library Services
With Beanstack, you can promote all your library services, programming, and resources in one place. Connect with more community members and see your usage soar.
Increase Circulation of Your Collections
Connect readers to your book collections with personalized recommendation emails that integrate with your catalog, book lists for local authors and curated staff lists, and reading list challenges that help your community of readers find their new favorite author or big read.
Cultivate New Readership
Expand your public library's registration, readership, and engagement with a bigger virtual footprint. Our web and mobile apps help you engage with community members far and wide, and can also link them up to library card registration services to grow your base of cardholders.
Support Literacy Year-Round
Offer yearlong, ongoing, and seasonal reading challenges to keep your literacy initiatives running around the clock. Beanstack makes it easy to expand your reading programs to winter, spring, and fall to keep your community members reading.
Involve the Whole Community
Turning early reading initiatives, family literacy programs, and book clubs into reading challenges helps you engage readers of all ages. When different generations read together, everyone benefits.
Lay a reading foundation for young kids with challenges featuring recommended picture books and early education strategies like playing and reading aloud.
Introduce varied book categories or one book reading challenges to engage older or reluctant readers to read outside their comfort zone.
Engage students in elementary school, middle school, and high school with high-quality reading content directly in reading challenges.
Mobilize Community Reading
Boost your community's engagement with reading using our 4.7-star mobile app. Like a Fitbit for reading, the Beanstack mobile app makes a big impact on reading engagement: our data shows that mobile app readers log 18% more often, on average, than web-only participants.
Set Community Reading Goals and Rewards
Galvanize your local readers around a shared reading mission with Beanstack. You can set and track progress toward a community goal, like 1 million minutes or 1,000 books, right alongside individual reading goals, and even highlight local organizations, a corporate sponsor, or a community partner.