Check out our challenges via Beanstack for all ages - new challenges available all year long!
Beanstack is a website and app that serves as an interactive home for reading challenges and events. It’s your one-stop-shop to not only register for challenges, but to also track your reading habits and unlock badges!
Beanstack is sponsored by the Friends of Hayward Library.
What You Can Do:
How to Sign Up:
Please Note: An email address is required, if you do not have an email address you will need to create one first then come back to register for Beanstack.
Summer 2021 Reading Challenge
Age Range: Ages 0 -109
Details: Read, learn, and explore! Register and report your minutes online, or stop by the Main Library after June 21st to pick up your reading log.
Children's Summer Reading Challenge (babies - age 12): For every 20 minutes that you read (or are read to), color in a square on your reading log or report your minutes online. When you have finished a reading log, bring it to the Downtown Library or Weekes Branch during our HPL Express Hours to pick up your prizes, then get a new reading log and keep going! For every reading log that you return to the library, you will win a brand new book of your choice and entries into our weekly raffles.
Teen Summer Reading Challenge (ages 13-18): Track the number of minutes that you read online or by using your reading log. For every 300 minutes that you read, stop by the Downtown Library or Weekes Branch during our HPL Express Hours to pick up your prizes and be entered into our weekly raffles. Complete the Summer Reading Challenge by reading 20 hours (1200 minutes) from June 21st-July 31st and receive a $5.00 gift card of your choice!
Adult Summer Reading Challenge (ages 18+): Why let the kids have all the fun? Log your progress as you complete activities. Read a book, read with your child, attend a library program, support a local business - for each activity you complete, you will be entered into a weekly prize drawing and our grand prize drawing. Write book reviews for extra drawing entries.
2021 Reading Challenge (Minutes)
End date: Ongoing
Age range: Ages 0-109
Details: Can you rise to the challenge to keep reading all year long? Studies show that just six minutes of reading decreases blood pressure, lowers heart rate, and reduces stress by up to 68%. Just imagine if you read 10,000 minutes!
Join fellow readers for a chance to earn badges all year long!
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - Outer Space Theme
End date: Ongoing
Age range: Ages 0-6
Details: Enjoy reading 1,000 books with your little one! Log reading and earn badges and prizes all along the way.
If at any time you need help with Beanstack, please visit their Helpdesk and type in your question.
New this year! Beanstack allows students and their families to track their progress, find activities to complete at home and receive weekly customized book suggestions via email.
Enroll your whole class by following these steps:
Congratulations, you’re ready to go!
Your group’s Beanstack account allows you to quickly and easily log reading minutes and completed activities for your class. If you have shared a reader’s profile with their parents, they will also be able to see the minutes and activities you have logged.
Follow these steps to log reading minutes and activities: