Check out Beanstack!
It is a free online reading service every Winfield Public Library card holder can use. It’s available year-round, and offers an innovative way to connect children and adults with books and educational reading activities that match each person’s interests, ages and reading level. It also includes book and activity logging, badges and registration for all members of the family under one account.
It’s a fun way to keep track of your individual or family’s reading activity. Beanstack awards virtual badges based on logged reading activities. Available 24/7 through your computer, mobile device, or in the library, Beanstack also uses the information you provide to send out great book and activity recommendations to each registrant on a regular basis. And, be sure to take advantage of the various book reviews or write reviews of your latest reads.
To start logging your reading in Beanstack you can register online at https://winfieldpl.beanstack.org/reader365. Once registered, it’s super easy to log reading activities for yourself and all of your family members. It’s an especially great way to track the progress of young readers as they develop their skills, but don’t let the kids have all of the fun. It’s for adults too!
1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN
It is never too early to start your little one on the road to reading. The “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program encourages you to spend time sharing books with your little ones while building critical early literacy skills before he or she starts school. Earn badges and prizes along the way. Start your journey today. Register in Beanstack and enroll in “1000 Books Before Kindergarten.”
ADULT WINTER READING PROGRAM
Looking for a fun way to encourage yourself to read more this winter? Want to discover books outside of your reading comfort zone? Or do you just want to warm up with a cool book? Join us for our first ever Winter Reading Challenge for adults. Sign up in Beanstack to begin tracking your reading and activity progress. Earn badges along the way for writing reviews, logging books read, and participating in activities. One book can fulfill more than one challenge, but you must read at least 4 books and complete 4 reviews. Completing the Winter Reading Challenge earns you entry for a FREE Bestseller! Program ends on February 28, 2018.
YOUTH WINTER READING PROGRAM
Tis the season for reading! Read throughout the winter to earn badges in the 2018 Winter Reading Challenge. One badge awarded per book read, and the challenge is 10 books.
You’ve got this! Get comfy and snuggle up with a good book.