Children’s Summer Reading Program

Children's Summer Challenge

Register Online

Program runs June 1st through July 15

This year our Summer Reading program will be held entirely online using the Beanstack website and mobile app – Google Play or Apple App Store.

The Way It Works

The children’s program is for children ages 0-10. Read for 25 hours to receive a prize, read for 50 hours to receive a second prize! Earn badges by logging your minutes read and by completing activities online. The badges will change to color from black/white as you earn them.

How to Get Started

  1. Sign up on our site at https://lmlibrary.beanstack.org 
  2. Select Register an Individual or Family 
  3. Chose No if you haven’t used Beanstack with our library before
  4. Everyone is encouraged to participate — parents or guardians, start by registering yourself and filling out the required fields. You will be listed as the “Account Creator”.
  5. You’ll be given the option of adding children and other adults. They will be listed as Readers on the same account.
  6. You’ll sign in to the account using your email address or the username you created for your account.

How to Log Time Spent Reading

Beanstack log reading
  1. Click the Log Reading and Activities button in the upper left corner of your screen.
  2. Select the profile you would like to log to. If the family reads a book together, select All Readers to add the minutes read to everyone’s profile at the same time.
  3. On the calendar, select the day you would like to log reading time for. It defaults to the current day.
  4. Scroll down to Time Spent Reading. You can log time in minutes or hours. Ex: 3h, 20m.
  5. You have the option of entering the title and author of what you’ve read.
  6. Click the X on the top right of the screen to finish adding time to the log or click the back arrow to log time for another reader.
Beanstack log

How to Add a Review

If you want to write a review or post a picture review, select the Add a Review button at the top of the screen after you have closed the Log Reading section.beanstack trivia challengeIf you want to write a review or post a picture review, select the Add a Review button at the top of the screen after you have closed the Log Reading section.

Beanstack log reading

How to Complete an Activity Badge

Beanstack activity badges
Beanstack doppelganger badge

Select the Activity Badges tab on the grey bar in the middle of your screen. From here you can select a badge for the activity you would like to complete. Completing an activity badge is like attending a virtual library event.

Facebook Live Storytimes

Attend our Facebook Live storytimes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 4 pm. Catch them live or watch the recordings later.

Questions? Contact us at 620-626-0180.