Winter Reading Challenge
‘Tis the season for coziness! From January 1-31st, log your reading, submit book reviews, and complete activities to earn virtual badges on Beanstack for our “Cozy Up with a Good Book” 2024 Winter Reading Challenge. Read and log at least 240 minutes (4 hours) to earn a coupon to redeem a free cinnamon roll from the Sugar Bar! Register at mympls.beanstack.com.
Pick up the coupon in person at your “home” library within the Morgantown Public Library System whenever you complete the challenge (log 240 minutes of reading). January 31st is the last day to pick up your coupon from the library, and it must be redeemed at the Sugar Bar by February 11th.
Need inspiration? Check out our “Cozy Up with a Good Book” reading lists! You do not have to read books relating to the theme to participate in the reading challenge — any reading counts. Please note that if you are in grades K-8 and are also enrolled in our Reading Dragons & Friends Program, you can count your reading towards the Winter Reading Challenge as well!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Winter Reading Challenge, please reach out to email@example.com.