STPL READING CHALLENGES

JOIN AN STPL READING CHALLENGE!

At STPL, we believe in the importance of lifelong learning and reading.  Our reading challenges, like the annual Summer Reading Challenge and the Winter Reading Challenge, support our goal to make reading engaging and fun.

Participants in these challenges can earn points, virtual badges, and real prizes for reading and completing fun activities! Even if we don't currently have an active challenge for your age group, you can still track your reading year-round using Beanstack. Beanstack is a free online service that allows readers to log their reading, read and submit book reviews, and receive book recommendations.  Continue reading to see which challenges are currently active and to learn more about Beanstack.


Winter Reading Challenge 2022-23

Everyone in St. Tammany Parish is invited to join our Winter Reading Challenge from December 16, 2022 to January 16, 2023.

Challengers will complete BINGO squares by reading and completing fun holiday/winter themed activities using our Beanstack App.

Complete one row of BINGO and pick out something from the prize box at your local branch!  Complete all the squares to earn a Blackout and automatically be entered into a random drawing for a $50 gift card to a St. Tammany Parish retailer of your choice.  There will be one drawing for each age group: Children (ages 0-11), Teen (ages 12-18), and Adults (ages 19+) on Tuesday, January 17th.  Winners will be notified by phone and/or email.

The Winter Reading Challenge will be available online on our Beanstack App beginning December 16, however participants may set up their Beanstack account anytime.


More About Beanstack

Beanstack is the service STPL uses to create our reading challenges.  This easy to use service allows individuals and families to easily track and log the books they've read and participate in reading challenges.  Even if the library doesn't currently have an active challenge for your age group, you can still use the Beanstack App (available for both Apple and Android Devices) to track your reading year-round.  The service also offers great book recommendations based on reading level and interests.  Even better, recommended titles link directly to the STPL catalog!  To get the app, Scan the QR code or simply search "Beanstack" in the app store and download it for free!

Sign up for Beanstack now at sttammanylibrary.beanstack.org!

Reading Challenge FAQs

  • STPL offers reading challenges to readers of all ages throughout the year using Beanstack (sttammanylibrary.beanstack.com/reader365).  These challenges include our annual Summer Reading Challenge and Winter Reading Challenge. Participants in these challenges can earn points, virtual badges, and real prizes for reading and completing fun activities! Our Summer & Winter Reading Challenges are designed to promote reading and basic literacy skills throughout the summer/winter months. The goal is to encourage reading as a lifelong habit by drawing in reluctant readers with fun enrichment activities and helping students build their literacy skills.
  • No, you do not need a library card to sign up for a Reading Challenge.  However, it's easy to get a library card or replace a lost card!  You can sign up online or in any of our branches.  

  • Beanstack is our free online Reading Challenge management software. It allows you to log your reading, read and submit book reviews, and receive book recommendations. During the Summer and Winter Reading Challenges you can complete challenges, earn badges, and receive prizes!  Even if we don't currently have an active challenge for your age group, you can still track your reading year-round using Beanstack. Continue reading to see which challenges are currently active and to learn more about Beanstack.

  • Visit our Beanstack site sttammanylibrary.beanstack.com/reader365 and select “Register and Individual or Family” to get started. Follow the prompts to create your account.

  • Read ANYTHING that you want! Books, graphic novels, ebooks, audiobooks, magazines all count toward our reading challenges.  Each challenge has its own length.  Sign-up for Beanstack to find out what challenges are available to you.

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