Grafton Public Library

Beanstack

Love reading? Check out graftonlibrary.beanstack.com to participate in seasonal and ongoing reading challenges for all ages.

Why use Beanstack?

  • Track your reading on their website or on the go with the Beanstack app
  • Expand your reading horizons with fun challenges – read things outside your favorite genres
  • Earn virtual badges as you complete activities

Current Reading Challenges

NEW – Summer Reading 2022 – Read Beyond the Beaten Path – June 1, 2022 to September 3, 2022

This is our official summer reading challenge! Learn more about the program at graftonlibrary.org/srp

NEW – 2nd Annual First Lady & Blades Summer Reading Challenge – June 1, 2022 to September 3, 2022

Help us log 10,000 minutes as a community by participating in this Bruins inspired reading challenge for all ages.

Spring Into Reading – April 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022

Put some spring in your step and get reading. Earn fun seasonal badges this spring.

10 to Try Reading Challenge – Ongoing

10 to Try is a challenge for readers, age 12 and up, that asks you to read a book in 10 different categories.

100 Books Before College – Ongoing

A challenge for teens to read 100 books before the end of high school. You must have a Beanstack reader that is between the ages of 13-19 in order to see this challenge.

NEW – 500 Books Before Middle School – Ongoing

Are you up to the challenge? Read 500 books before middle school. This challenge is open to readers in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten – Ongoing

A challenge for parents and caregivers to read 1,000 books to their child before they enter Kindergarten. You must have a Beanstack reader that is between the ages of 0-5 in order to see this challenge.

2022 New Horizons Reading Challenge – January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022

Explore new horizons with your reading in 2022. You choose which way you want to track: Books (ultimate goal: read 100 books in 2022) or Minutes (ultimate goal: read 10,000 minutes in 2022).

2022 Popsugar Reading Challenge – January, 1 2022 to December 31, 2022

A challenge to help you keep track of your 2022 Popsugar Reading Challenge books. For more information on the Popsugar Reading Challenge visit: https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/reading-challenge-2022-48569820

A to Z Reading Challenge – Ongoing

A challenge to read your way through the alphabet. Read books with a title or author for each letter of the alphabet.

American Road Trip – Ongoing

Take a virtual road trip of the United States in this challenge for all ages.

American Sign Language Reading Challenge – Ongoing

Celebrate American Sign Language (ASL). Read about the history of ASL, learn basic words and phrases, and check out book recommendations that celebrate authors with hearing loss and honor the Deaf experience.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – Ongoing

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May) all year by reading books celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander voices.

Black History Month – Ongoing

In this challenge for all readers, learn about Black history makers, explore cultural traditions, and honor the evolution of Black history in America. Celebrate Black history every month.

Bullying Prevention Month – Ongoing

Learn what bullying is, who it affects, how to treat others with respect, and how you can help make a different to stop bullying in your community and beyond. There are two versions of this challenge: one for readers in grades K-5 and one for grades 6-12.

Carnival of Reading Challenge – Ongoing

Complete fun activities and track your reading in this fun carnival themed challenge for all ages.

Celebrate Earth Day – Ongoing

In this challenge, learn more about the environment, your impact on it and how to help preserve it for the future. There are three versions of this challenge: for grades K to 5, grades 6-8, and grade 9 through adult.

Celebrating AAPI Voices – Ongoing

Celebrate Asian-American & Pacific Islander voices through recommended reading, resources, and reflection questions. There are four versions of this challenge: for grades K to 5, grades 6-8, and grade 9-19, and adults.

NEW – Celebrating Immigration Stories – Ongoing

June is Immigrant Heritage Month. Celebrate the history, experiences, and contributions of immigrant communities across the U.S. There are different challenges for ages 0-6, 7-12, 18-18, and 18+.

Dear Diary – Ongoing

Celebrate Dear Diary Day with these fun journal activities for readers in grades 6-8. You must have a Beanstack reader that is in grades 6-8 in order to see this challenge.

Financial Literacy Challenge – Ongoing

Financial learning made fun. There are two versions of this challenge: for grades 6-12 and adults.

Genre Challenge – Ongoing

Expand your reading by choosing books from a variety of genres in this challenge for Kindergartens to Adults.

NEW – Genre Reading Challenge – Ongoing

Challenge yourself to read outside your comfort zone by reading a book in each of these genres.

Grafton Public Library Challenge – Ongoing

Complete activities in and about the Grafton Public Library.

Hispanic Heritage Month – Ongoing

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage all year long with your reading and completing activities in this challenge.

Indigenous Authors (Australia and New Zealand) – Ongoing

Learn about the different indigenous people of Australia and New Zealand in this challenge for all ages.

Literary Escapes – Ongoing

A challenge to travel the United States through books. Read a book set in or about each state.

Mental Health Awareness Reading Challenge – Ongoing

#BreakTheStigma and check out these activities and resources to help on your mental health journey. There are two versions of this challenge: for grades 9-12 and adults.

Mindfulness Challenge – Ongoing

Practice mindfulness in this self-care activity challenge for all ages.

NASA @ My Library – Ongoing

Explore the universe with the James Webb Space Telescope Challenge.

National Poetry Month Young Poets Reading Challenge – Ongoing

Celebrate young poets by reading, watching, and listening to poets’ work. There are two versions of this challenge: for grades K to 5 and grades 6-12. You must have a Beanstack reader that is in grades K-12 in order to see this challenge.

Oscar-Worthy Reads – Ongoing

In this challenge for adults, discover if the book is better than the movie by reading books that were made into or inspired Oscar-winning films.

Poetry – Ongoing

Learn more about poetry in this activity challenge that’s geared towards younger readers but can be enjoyed by all ages.

Pride 365 – Ongoing

Celebrate LGBT+ Pride with this challenge! There are four versions of this challenge for readers ages 0-5, 6-12, 13-17, and 18+.

Read a Book Day – Ongoing

Celebrate reading with this fun challenge for readers in grades K to 5.

Read the Rainbow – Ongoing

Challenge yourself to a rainbow of reads. Read a book for every color of the rainbow. Check out our suggested reads to get you started.

Read Woke Reading Challenge – Ongoing

A diverse reading challenge for readers of all ages.

Teacher Appreciation Reading Challenge – Ongoing

Celebrate awesome teachers in your life through reading and activities. There are two versions of this challenge: for grades K to 5 and grades 6-12. You must have a Beanstack reader that is in grades K-12 in order to see this challenge.

Women Changemakers Reading Challenge –  Ongoing

Celebrate women’s history by reading stories of inspirational creators, brave leaders, and bold changemakers.

Women’s History Month Reading Challenge – Ongoing

Learn about and celebrate women’s contributions in history and more. There are two versions of this challenge: for grades K to 5 and grades 6 through adult.

Past Reading Challenges