Track It with Beanstack

The Birmingham Public Library is making it easier than ever to keep track of your time spent on 2018 Summer Learning.

BPL is changing the way its 19 libraries record summer learning participation for 2018. Rather than counting the number of books read, BPL will now record time read. Counting time spent reading, or being read to, rather than the number of books read or heard puts the emphasis on the act of reading.

Participants in BPL’s Summer Learning program can record their reading accomplishments via the online app Beanstack, or through the traditional paper reading log. The more participants log in their reading time, the more opportunities they have to win prizes. Encourage everyone to be an “Eager Reader” this summer.

In addition to logging reading time, BPL is offering a variety of learning track activities for participants to complete. Activities include attending a library program, using one of the library's free online resources, reading outside, and telling your librarian a joke.

When you download the Beanstack app, you get these perks:

  • Barcode Scanner: Scan barcodes to quickly add titles to your reading log
  • Reading Session Timer: Record reading sessions to keep track of what you’re reading
  • Reading Stats: View totals and averages of your time spent reading and titles read
  • Family Accounts: Manage each member of your family’s reading log and view their stats

Click here to find out more about the tracking your Summer Learning progress with the Beanstack app: