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Log Books & Activities

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Reading Colors Your World!

May 1 - July 31, 2021

Adult and Teen Summer Reading

Summer reading is going virtual this summer! The library will be holding reading challenges using Beanstack, a reading challenge website and mobile app. Log your reading, complete activities, earn badges and more - all from the comfort of your home! Follow the link below to get started.

Registration opens up May 1, 2021 and runs through the end of the challenge on July 31, 2021. Children (ages 0 to 13) may join the Youth Summer Reading Challenge. Adults and teens (ages 13+) are welcome to join the Adult & Teen Summer Reading Challenge. All tickets earned must be entered on Grand Prize drawing by the end of day July 31, 2021.

Beanstack Hyperlink

Register with Beanstack

Website

  1. Click on the Beanstack button above.
  2. Find “Register an Individual or Family.”
  3. Enter the required information.
  4. Add any additional readers, if desired.
  5. Choose a reading challenge to join.

Mobile App

  1. In your device’s app store, search Beanstack. Download Beanstack Tracker.
  2. Tap “Let’s Go!” to get started and choose “School, Library or Bookstore.”
  3. Tap “Find a Site” and search “Calumet City.” Select the library from the results.
  4. Find “Don’t have an account? Sign up!”
  5. Enter the required information.
  6. Add any additional readers, if desired
  7. Choose a reading challenge to join.



Log Books & Activities

Website

  1. Click on the Beanstack button above.
  2. Login with your credentials.
  3. At top left, select “Log Reading and Activities.”
  4. From the dropdown, select the desired reader.
  5. Choose to “Log Books” or “Complete an Activity.”
  6. Follow the steps for that log type.

Mobile App

  1. Open the Beanstack app on your device.
  2. Tap the “+” icon at the bottom center.
  3. Choose what you would like to log: reading, activity or a review.
  4. You will be prompted to select the reader(s) you are logging for.
  5. Follow the steps for that log type.



Enter Ticket Drawings

Website

  1. Click on the Beanstack button above.
  2. Login with your credentials.
  3. Select the challenge you are enrolled in.
  4. Tap “Ticket Drawings.” The total number of tickets you earned will be at the top.
  5. Find the prize drawing(s) you want to enter and click “Add Tickets.” Use the “+” and “-” to adjust the number of tickets you want to use. Enter.

Mobile App

  1. Open the Beanstack app on your device.
  2. Select your challenge under “Current Challenges.”
  3. Tap the “Drawings” icon. The total number of tickets you earned will be at the top.
  4. Select the prize drawing(s) you want to enter and tap the “+” or “-” icons under “Add Tickets” to adjust the number of tickets you want to use. Enter.