Returning Users – We’re excited to announce that our reading challenges have moved to Beanstack, a new online platform that will make tracking your reading easier and more enjoyable. Reading can be logged from any device with a web browser or by using the Beanstack Tracker app available for Android and iOS. In addition, this new platform allows users to connect with friends to share books, badges, challenges, and reading stats.
Please use the Sign Up / Log In Link above to create a new account. Once your account is created, contact our Youth Department at (248) 693-3001 or firstname.lastname@example.org and your reading counts will be added to Beanstack.
What is it?
Challenging all high school students in grades 9-12 to read 100 BOOKS BEFORE GRADUATION!
High school can be a busy time, and school work and activities can take over your life. However, reading books for fun (not just for classes) is a great way to slow down, escape real-life pressures, and recharge by stepping outside yourself for a bit. Read at your own pace and you will get there! There will be random raffles for books logged to receive a local business gift card, and when you reach 50 books you receive a free book of your choice. For the courageous who complete all 100 books before graduation, you win a grand prize After School Survival Kit, full of supplies to get you ready for your post high school years.
- Read a book in any genre: comic book, graphic novel, anime, magna, mystery, fantasy, novel in verse, non-fiction, biography, or any other genre you can think up!
- Audiobooks and eBooks count
- Read the same book over and over (and over and over)
- Read in any language
- Log stories read during school classes, book clubs, and other activities
Who can participate?
All students in 9th-12th grade. Students can start the summer after 8th grade, and ends on the last day of school of your 12th grade year.
Should the account be registered under my name or the student’s name?
Accounts should be created in the student’s name.
Can I record a book read before we registered?
No. The program begins on the day you register, and you only count books you read after registration.
I read a very short comic book. Does that really count?
Yes! All books count, no matter the length.
Do the books need to be library books?
No. Any book counts.
Do Audiobook and eBooks count?
Yes. Any book format counts!
If I have to read a book for school, does that count?
Of course, all books count!
Can you read the same book twice?
How do you win prizes?
Make sure you are logging all your books. The librarian is able to see how many books you have read. Once you reach 50 books, come to the adult reference desk in the library and grab a book of your choice from the book cart. When you reach 100 books, email the teen librarian to set up picking up your grand prize. There will also be bimonthly random drawings for gift cards based on the number of books logged.