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 – Read Grateful – September 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021

#ReadGrateful this fall with some gratitude themed books.

NEW – Reading Reflections – December 15, 2021 to February, 28 2022

Celebrate the end of 2021 and new year with this challenge for all ages.

NEW – Read for a Better World – January 1, 2022 to January 31, 2022

Participate in Beanstack’s Fifth Annual Winter Reading Challenge for all ages.

NEW – For the Love of Reading – February 1, 2022 to February 28, 2022

Share the love of reading with fun activities in this challenge for all ages.

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.

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.

NEW – 2022 New Horizons Reading Challenge – January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021

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).

2021 Popsugar Reading Challenge – January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021

A challenge to help you keep track of your 2021 Popsugar Reading Challenge books. For more information on the Popsugar Reading Challenge visit: https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/reading-challenge-2021-47892177

NEW – 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.

NEW – American Road Trip – Ongoing

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

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.

NEW – 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.

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.

NEW – 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.

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.

NEW – 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.

NEW – 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.

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+.

NEW – 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’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