Imagine Your Story! We are going virtual this summer and will be using our new online Summer Reading platform called Beanstack. You will be able to access the program through our website using any of your Apple or Android devices such as laptops, tablets, or smartphones with the Beanstack Tracker App. Download it on the Apple App Store or get it on Google Play. The App will guide you through the set-up process.
The program will feature fun activities and badges that you can earn throughout the six weeks of the program. Beanstack will help you and your family track your reading, reach reading goals and earn fun virtual badges and prizes!
Register as an adult, teen, or family with children. When you register, you will become the “account creator”. You may decide to register your whole family or allow your older children, like teens, to have their own accounts. If you register your family members under your account, you will be able to log/track each member and view badges completed. If children are allowed to register on their own, they will need to log their own progress. It’s up to your family pick the best option for you. Watch our Librarians explain Beanstack and Summer Reading in this video!
When you register, you will be directed to one of our four challenges:
- Pre-Readers – Ages 0-5
- School-Age Readers – Ages 6-11
- Teen Readers – Ages 12-18 (Teens 18+ may alternatively choose the adult program)
- Adult Readers – Ages 18+
Pre-readers through teen readers will pick up a prize pack once they’ve completed the challenge and will be entered into a virtual drawing for bonus prizes. Upon completing their final virtual badge, all adults will be entered into a drawing for one of 6 prize packages and one grand prize of a 23andMe Ancestry Kit. Winners will be notified at the end of the program.
Begin reading and logging starting June 15th. Program ends July 25th. Happy reading from your Cedarburg Public Library staff.
To start the registration process click here (beginning June 15) to enter the Cedarburg Library Beanstack account. Beanstack will guide you through the process. For more information please refer to the “Getting Started with Beanstack” instruction tip sheet for some simple reminders as you navigate the challenges.
Click here for tip sheet “Getting Started with Beanstack”.
Click here for instructions on using the Beanstack Tracker APP.
Click here to view the CHS Poster Gallery.
The Cedarburg Public Library in conjunction with the Cedarburg Friends of the Library, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Institute of Museum and Library Services are happy to bring this program to you and we thank them for their support in making this possible.