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Use Beanstack to log 1,000 books if you are brand new to the reading challenge or convert your paper records and go virtual! Contact Miss Julies (616.527.3680) if you would like to switch from paper to Beanstack with the number of books you have read. She will log them in Beanstack, so you can finish the reading challenge on your PC or using the Beanstack Tracker App.

How does 1,000 Books work using Beanstack?


Beanstack is a web application that is very easy to use on your phone, tablet or PC to log and track your books.

New readers that are not currently participating in 1,000 Books will receive a badge and a tote bag for signing up. Every 100 books earns a badge and a prize. Show the badge to library staff on your device to receive the tote bag or prize.

**If you do not have access to the internet, you may register for the program at the library, use paper forms to log the number of books read and receive a prize when you turn in each form with 100 books completed.**

How do I get started?


1. It is so easy! Click on the ICL flame using your PC or go mobile and download the

Beanstack Tracker App for iPhone and Android users. You can track your reading on multiple devices throughout the 1,000 Books Challenge. 


2. Once you arrive at the ICL Beanstack site or have downloaded the app, click on the button that fits your needs: Sign In or Register an individual, family, class or group.





3. Fill in the information. If you are a parent registering a child, be sure to enter your information under "Adult Information." You will be the Account Creator. If you would like to sign up for a reading challenge you will also have to be signed in as a Reader. Beanstack allows families to be linked together, so that all family members can be accessed with one login. If you prefer to not be linked, choose I am registering myself.

4. Once registered, you will be taken to your account page. This is where you will log the books, track the badges to earn a prize for every 100 books!


How do I log books?


Badge Example


1. In the upper left corner of the screen select the reader profile you would like to log the books for.

2. Click on the Log Reading and Activities button in the upper left corner or on the blue plus sign on the app. Choose what you would like to log.




3. Select the day on the calendar you would like to log, scroll down to enter the book information (optional) and how many times the book was read.





























4. When you reach a reading milestone, you will earn a badge and with every 100 books logged a prize!

How can I get a library card?

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If you do not have a library card and cannot visit the library right away, register for a ICL card online to get started.  If you live in the library district, you can visit ICL to convert your online Card to a full-service card with a valid ID with a current address!

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