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Don’t let the kids have all the fun…Read Beyond the Beaten Path this summer!

We have several exciting events and contests for adults this summer. All participants will have a chance to win fantastic prizes! Here’s how:
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  1. Sign up for Adult Summer Reading on Beanstack  and be entered into Free Book Friday (see below).
  2. Log 5 or more hours of reading.
  3. All finishers are entered to win a prize basket with lots of goodies and gift cards from local businesses.

There’s more!

  • Attend one of our programs, including book clubs, astronomy night, writer’s group, poetry group, and trivia night.
  • Earn virtual badges, share your reading progress with friends, and get book recommendations.
  • Most of all, have fun!

Free Book Friday

Cedar Mill & Bethany Libraries are bringing back Free Book Friday drawings all month long in July! Five lucky winners will be chosen each week to win one of five books.

Enter to win by signing up for Adult Summer Reading on Beanstack.

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For this year’s Summer Reading program, we will be using Beanstack, an app for tracking reading and activities. If you prefer a printed log, you may download and print it (Reading Log (PDF) available soon).

Beanstack is the name of the service we offer for readers to participate in our reading challenges. At participants can log reading minutes and books, log activities, and find book recommendations. If you prefer to use your mobile device, download the app via Google Play and Apple App Stores.

Why Beanstack?

Beanstack offers a fun, interactive alternative to a paper log for tracking reading anytime of the year!

Does it cost anything to use Beanstack?

Nope! Beanstack and the Beanstack mobile apps (iPhone and Android) are both free to use.

Is my information safe?

The library requests as little information as possible from participants, your name will never be visible to others viewing the site unless you opt into a​ friend’s challenge with someone you know. All personal information is secured by encrypted password access. However, we encourage you not to share your username or password with anyone. For additional information about Beanstack security and privacy, please review their privacy page:

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How do I get a username and password? 

Everyone who participates needs a unique username and password.  You will select your username and password when you sign up using Beanstack.

What if the username I selected is already taken?

Try choosing a different username. Adding a number at the end of your preferred username might help, or selecting a combination of two usernames you like.

Do I have to use my real name?

Yes, if you want to be eligible for local prize drawings (if provided as part of the Reading Challenge). You will also want to include contact information, either an email or phone number, in order to be notified if you are a local prize winner.

Why should I include an email?

A welcome email will be sent with instructions on how to opt in to weekly recommendations for reading materials. Additionally, if you forget your password, it’s much easier to reset if you provide an email address.

Parents are encouraged to be the ‘Account Creator’ for their children ages 12 and under (known as ‘reader’ in Beanstack). As the Account Creator, you can move between all your ‘reader’ accounts to manage the reading activities of all your children.

May I add more than one reader to my account?

Of course. You can set up as many profiles as you like, for readers of any age. And if you’re a parent who reads aloud to more than one kid at a time, you can credit that reading time to multiple children’s accounts with a single click—no need to log it in separately for each of your avid listeners.

How does a parent share child’s profile with others?

Through the reader’s profile page, from the drop down menu next to their name click “Edit Reader.” On that page, scroll down to Share this Reader” and enter the email address of the person(s) to invite. The creator of the account will be able to see when the invite was accepted and can also revoke access at any time.

How do I use a share code to connect with a reader profile?

Go to the Beanstack sign up page for a free account and enter your share code. From there, you can access the child’s profile to update preferences and access learning guides. If you already have an account, then login and on the bottom of the page, you will see a link for “Share Code”. Click on that link and enter the code in the box on that page.

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