Summer Reading at HPL

 

 

 

 

 

2021 Summer Reading

 

Sign up starts June 12 via Beanstack, HPL's new online platform. On Beanstack, patrons will earn badges and tickets for raffles by reading and completing challenges. Beanstack can be used on your web browser or be downloaded to your phone through Google Play or the Apple Store. You can register your account by clicking this link: https://bit.ly/beanstacksignuphere

 

 

 

Questions About 2021 Summer Reading Challenge

How Does Summer Reading Work for Each Age Group?

Adults

Teens

Youth

 

All About Beanstack

What is Beanstack?

How do I log my reading and activities?

How do I get the prizes I earn in Beanstack?

May I add more than one reader to an account?

How do I update my password?

How do I stop getting emails from Beanstack?

 

Beanstack Tutorial Videos

How to Register on Beanstack

How to Log your Reading & Activities on Beanstack

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Does Summer Reading Work for Each Age Group?

 

 

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ADULTS

Adults 18 and older are eligible to participate in the Adult Challenge.

Read and log your minutes. In order to successfully complete the Summer Reading Challenge, adults must read 12 hours over the course of 6 weeks. You can do it! Logging smaller chunks of time will earn you tickets for raffle basket drawings. Successful completion of activity badges will earn you more tickets for raffle basket drawings. Read books, do activities, earn raffle tickets, get prizes! Easy.
 

 

 

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TEENS

Anyone entering Grades 7 - 12 (including graduating high school seniors) is eligible to participate in the Teen Challenge.

Read and log your minutes daily or weekly. Logging each smaller goal, you will be awarded a digital raffle ticket, which can be placed in your choice of Raffle Prizes. Completing "Activities" will also award you digital raffle tickets for raffle prizes. In order to complete the Teen Challenge, you need to log a minimum of 600 minutes and earn at least 2 activity badges by July 24. 

 

 

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YOUTH 

Kids birth through 6th grade will participate in the youth challenge. 

The final goal is to read 20 minutes per day for the entire program, which is a total of 840 minutes. Logging each smaller goal, you will be awarded a digital raffle ticket, which can be placed in your choice of Raffle Prizes. Raffle Prize drawings will be held at the end of the Summer Reading Challenge. You can also win digital raffle tickets by completing Activities. 

**Remember, if you just finished 6th Grade and will be entering 7th Grade in the fall you will be in the Teen Challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

 All About Beanstack

 

 

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What is Beanstack?

Simple! It’s the world’s easiest way to keep track of all the books you read. When you create a Beanstack account for yourself or your family, you’re instantly connected to your local library’s reading programs, so you’ll get credit for every minute and every page. We’ll keep all your stats for you, cheer you on while you work towards your program goals, and let you know when you’ve earned prizes. When your library’s program ends, you keep your account, and your reading history—it’s always free, and you can keep right on logging your leisure reading. When the next library program comes around, no need to re-register—just click on it, and you’re in.

 

 

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How do I log my reading or activities?

In one swipe! Flip your book over and use your phone to scan the bar code on the back. Boom, you’re done. Seriously, the Beanstack mobile app makes it that easy. If you want to get fancy, you can also enter the number of pages, minutes, or hours (nice work!) that you read. If your library uses Activities, they’ll be there on your screen—just click the ones you’ve done.

Prefer to use your computer to log your reading? No problem. You can always enter your reading through your Beanstack account online, too.

 

 

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How do I get the prizes I earn in Beanstack?

Every time you hit a reading milestone, you’ll win a badge—a little digital fist bump to celebrate the quality time your brain and your books have been spending together. Sometimes those milestones will come with real, actual loot from your library—we’ll let you know, so you can go in and claim your sweet reward. If your library uses a raffle system for prizes, you can even use Beanstack to choose which goodies you want your tickets to go towards.

 

 

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May I add more than one reader to my account?

Of course. You can set up as many profiles as you like, for readers of any age. And if you’re a parent who reads aloud to more than one kid at a time, you can credit that reading time to multiple children’s accounts with a single click—no need to log it in separately for each of your avid listeners.

 

 

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How do I update my password?

Tap that little “gear” button in the top right and hit “Edit Account.”

 

 

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How do I stop getting emails from Beanstack?

Fill out form 247-GS in triplicate, then get a self-addressed, stamped envelope…
Kidding, kidding. Just click “Edit Reader” (it’s right next to your name) and hit “No” under Email Notifications.

 

 

 

 

Beanstack Tutorial Videos

 

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How to Register on Beanstack

 

 

 

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How to Log your Reading & Activities on Beanstack