Archive: Jan 2022
Announcing a RetirementLeave a Comment
We sadly announce that after 16 years of service, Colleen Caldwell, branch manager at the Cheat Area Public Library will be retiring. She has led the Cheat branch into a thriving and safe space for the community and has become an important part of the library’s successes. When asked what she would miss most about her work she states, “I will miss the patrons.” While we are sad to lose her we are happy for what’s to come for Colleen. She looks forward to traveling, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.
On behalf of everyone here at the Morgantown Public Library System, we thank her for her service and wish her the happiest of retirements. Help me in congratulating Colleen on this important milestone.
In-Person Programming PostponedLeave a Comment
At the direction of the Morgantown Public Library Board of Trustees, in-person programming at all branch locations will be paused until further notice due to COVID-19 spread. Please know that we do not take this decision lightly and that this action was taken only after thoughtful consideration. This pandemic has been a moving target for our whole community and we are making daily decisions we believe will keep our doors open and community safe.
For the time being, we are transitioning to virtual and at-home programming. We will keep you posted on how our events will change in the coming weeks. Each day we are reevaluating community spread conditions and look forward to inviting back all of you as soon as it is possible. In the meantime, our branch locations are still open and we require all individuals over 2 years of age to mask up.
We strive to be as transparent as possible and update you as soon as we can. Thank you for understanding. Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-291-7425. For more information about local COVID-19 updates: https://bit.ly/3FrnOVf…
2022 Winter Reading ChallengeLeave a Comment
From Jan 1st – Jan 31st, compete in our “Read for a Better World” Winter Reading Challenge. Register at mympls.beanstack.com. We want you to explore diversity, empathy, and action through literature.
The Rules: Read at least 3 books (any books you choose–they do not have to relate to the theme) and complete at least 3 of the Beanstack challenges to compete in your age category:
- Children (ages 5-12)
- Teens (13-17)
- Adults (18 and up)
The Prizes: All participants that complete at least 3 of the Beanstack challenges and log at least 3 books will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card! Winners will be able to choose a gift card from any of the following local busineses: Launchpad Trampoline Park, Gritstone Climbing and Fitness, Mountain Man Axe Throwing, Morgantown Escape Room, or The WOW Factory.
Register at mympls.beanstack.com
Use Beanstack to Track Your Reading Progress
Beanstack is easy to use and available both online and as a mobile app. Get started by visiting our Morgantown Public Library Beanstack website at mympls.beanstack.org to create your account. You can also register through the app (find out below under “Get the App”).
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.
Have your Library Card ready and choose how you would like to register (as an individual, registering a child, registering a family or group) and then complete all required fields (marked with *) on the online form. If you do not have a library card email us at email@example.com with your full name, current mailing address, and phone number for a temporary library card.
Once registered, you can access your account online or in the app by signing in with your username and password.
Enjoy the fun of reading and unlock achievements!
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!
What You Can Do
- Register as an Individual, Family, Group, or Class
- Perfect for parents and teachers
- Track Your Reading
- Keep a Reading Log
- Set/Record Session Timers
- Keeps track of what you’ve read and how long you’ve read
- Complete Reading Challenges
- Choose from Youth or Adult Reading Challenges created by the Library
- Write Book Reviews
- Now available on desktop and mobile
- Earn Badges, Incentives, and Prizes
- Digital badges and achievements as well as prizes from your Library
- View Highlights
- Features your badges, stats, and streaks based on your reading habits
- Manage a Family Member’s Reading Log & Achievements
- (If registered as a Family) Easily switch views between member profiles without having to change log-ins
Get the App
Find the free app in your Apple App or Google Play store under the name “Beanstack Tracker” and select “Get” or “Install.”
Once downloaded, open the app and follow the simple step-by-step prompts to create an account for yourself, your child, or your family/group. If you’ve already created your account through the website, you can skip this step and just sign in to your existing account with your registered username and password.
Registering on the Website vs. Through the App: Since the app does not use our direct website link, the first prompt in creating your account is selecting “Find Your School or Library” and entering “Morgantown” in the search option. Otherwise the process is the same as registering on the website. All fields are required except for phone number.
If at any time you need help with Beanstack, please visit their Helpdesk and type in your question.
For questions related to the 15-Day Reading Challenge, please reach out to Crystal at firstname.lastname@example.org.