Summer Reading 2022

Welcome to our Summer Reading Challenge for all ages! 

 

This page will provide you with information and links to our three Summer Reading Challenges (for Kids/Families, Teens, & Adults)

This year, we will be using Beanstack, a web and mobile app that individuals and families can use to track their independent reading time, as well as help every participant feel engaged and motivated to read. 


Click here to access our Beanstack Summer Reading portal, where you'll be able to create your own account, as well as multiple accounts for family members. 

Log your reading throughout the summer to earn digital raffle tickets. The more you read, the more raffle tickets you'll earn, which means the better chances you'll have to win PRIZES.
 
 
 

Adult readers (18+) are challenged to read FOUR (4) BOOKS by August 31. 

 


 

Teen readers (13-17) are challenged to read THREE (3) BOOKS by August 31. 



 


Kids (12 & under) are challenged to read for FIVE (5) HOURS (300 minutes) by August 31.

 

*When kids complete the challenge, they'll receive a pass to a pool party, hosted by our Youth LIbrarians at the Oak Park Municipal Pool

 

How to sign-up & use BEANSTACK from your Desktop:

1.) Visit https://fadl.beanstack.org 
2.) Select REGISTER AN INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY
3.) Next, select NO if this is your first time using Beanstack
4.) select "I AM REGISTERING MYSELF" if you are an individual, or "I AM AN ADULT REGISTREING A CHILD" if you are signing up a family
5.) Fill out your information to create your Beanstack Reader Profile(s)
6.) After you've added yourself as an adult, you'll be directed to a page to select a reading challenge; adult, teen, or kids! 
7.) Register for Summer Reading! (If you're an indvidiual, you are done; start reading and logging your books).
8.) Parents/caregivers, after you complete this initial registration, you'll be directed to a screen to add more participants. Complete/repeat the process of registration and selection of a reading challenge for members of your family.




How to sign-up & use the BEANSTACK MOBILE APP:

  1. Upon opening the app, tap "Let's Go" and then "At my library, school, or bookstore."
  2. Tap "Find a Site" and enter your partner organization's name in the search box.
  3. Find and tap the accurate organization name to be taken to their sign-in page. Keep in mind that only participating schools, libraries, or bookstores will appear here. If you do not see your local community organization, tap "Back to Home" and follow the instructions for creating an independent account with Beanstack Go via the "On my own with Beanstack Go" option.
  4. Tap the "Sign up!" text at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Follow the prompts to create your account and add readers. All Beanstack sites collect first name, last name, password, and age, and then specify additional required or optional account and reader information on a case-by-case basis.

 

Ferndale Library Beanstack Reading Challenges: How to "Spend" Digital Raffle Tickets Earned During Summer Reading

Here's how Adults can help kids/teens spend their digital raffle tickets earned by logging their Summer Reading on Beanstack. We'll walk you through how to "Add" tickets toward a prize drawing on Beanstack, first via Desktop and then via the Mobile App!


 

DESKTOP: 
1.) Open Beanstack https://fadl.beanstack/reader360 
2.) Log in
3.) Parents/caregivers can tap the Reader Tab in the top right corner to toggle down to different readers (kids/teens) that they've signed up with their account
4.) Once you've changed over to a kid/teen account, click on the "Oceans of Possibilities" banner
5.) From there, you can either scroll down to TICKETS EARNED button, or you can click the TICKET DRAWINGS tab along the top 
6.) Scroll and click on any of the prize drawings that you are interested in entering
7.) Once you've opened a prize drawing, you can click the ADD/REMOVE TICKETS button to determine how many of your earned digital raffle tickets you'd like to "spend" toward that drawing
            a.) repeat this process until you've "spent" all your tickets 
8.) We'll draw for prizes on August 31 and contact the winners via email

 

MOBILE APP
1.) Open your Beanstack Mobile App
2.) Log in (if you aren't logged in already) 
3.) Parents/caregivers can tap the Reader Tab in the top right corner to toggle down to different readers (kids/teens) that they've signed up with their account
4.) Tap on "Current Challenges" to open up an overview of your (or a child's/teen's) summer reading progress
5.) From here, locate the DISCOVER button along the bottom of the screen
6.) Next, locate the tabs in the middle of the screen, starting with "Overview" and swipe left until you find "Ticket Drawings" | Tap "Ticket Drawings"
7.) Scroll and click on any of the prize drawings that you are interested in entering
8.) Once you've opened a prize drawing, you can click the ADD/REMOVE TICKETS button to determine how many of your earned digital raffle tickets you'd like to "spend" toward that drawing
            a.) repeat this process until you've "spent" all your tickets 
9.) We'll draw for prizes on August 31 and contact the winners via email