Reading Challenges


In addition to traditional paper reading logs, we also use Beanstack. Participate online at or via the Beanstack Tracker app.

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three years while providing children essential early literacy skills.

If your child has already started the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge either on paper or using a different app, our staff can transition your progress into so you can keep going from your current spot. Just contact your branch or email us at

How to Participate

You can sign up, log reading, participate in badge challenges, and manage your account from your smart device! Participate online via a computer at or on the FREE Beanstack Tracker app from Google Play for Android or the App Store for Apple devices.

From the Beanstack website or app:

  1. Start out by registering yourself or a member of your family.
  2. Fill out a profile for each reader.
  3. Make sure to select "Participate in this program"