Grow Your Reading Culture With Community Reading Challenges

Promote reading for fun while raising academic achievement and motivating healthy reading habits for your entire community.

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What Beanstack Can Do for You

  • Simplify reading logs and tracking

  • Strengthen the culture of reading in your community

  • Motivate students to develop independent reading habits

  • Lessen the stress of quiz-based reading alternatives

  • Increase circulation of your library's collections

  • Improve standardized test scores

  • Connect all your reading resources

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    Collect powerful reading data and insights

How It Works

We make it easy to manage custom reading challenges and get big results.

Our reading challenges use gamification elements to reward and reinforce independent reading habits without restrictive levels or stressful quizzes. Our fun reading approach uses positive reinforcement to transform readers’ extrinsic motivation to read into intrinsic motivation, creating true reading engagement and sustained student motivation.

Engaging reading challenge templates are pre-created for all our partners to use or customize. With just a few clicks, you can launch seasonal challenges like Black History Month or Fall Into Reading, ongoing challenges like 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, and evergreen challenges like 10 To Try.

Run a community-wide reading challenge across your school district, county, or state to boost your culture of reading, inspire book lovers, and galvanize readers around a shared community goal.

Simplify your workload with data gathering, analytics, and reporting all in Beanstack. Our streamlined admin dashboard compiles all the metrics you need into useful leaderboards and datasets that chart student and reader progress and illuminate reading insights.

Like a “Fitbit for Reading”

Beanstack’s easy and real-time tracking builds strong reading skills and habits. Using our reading timer and ISBN scanner is quick and simple for struggling readers, young readers, older readers, students, and teachers alike. Plus, users can keep a log of current and past reading, track daily reading stats, and achieve streaks for reading multiple days in a row.

Library and School Tandem Connection

Easily link library and school accounts for a full, year-round picture of your community's reading skills, literacy development, and learning progress. Instead of seasonal slivers of data, our one-of-a-kind system gives you a wider view to help target your programming and make data-driven decisions, and secure stable funding.