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Introducing Beanstack for School Libraries

Monday, August 9, 2021

This school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is taking off on a new and exciting adventure into reading by offering Beanstack to all Wisconsin DPI schools with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services Library Services and Technology Act grant!

Beanstack is an online program you can use to encourage more independent and choice reading in your school, motivating your students to read (and read more!). It gives librarians and teachers the tools to understand and grow students’ reading habits. Your district will have the opportunity to participate in national reading challenges, choose from a library of challenge templates, and even create your own custom challenges. Students can log books, minutes, pages, activities and responses on the web or by downloading the readily available (free) companion mobile app. Online or in the app, students earn badges, see stats, and can compete for a spot on the leaderboard to keep them engaged daily. Beanstack also includes an insights dashboard and on-demand reporting, allowing you to keep track of your students’ reading and activity and to observe data and trends. Additionally, Beanstack is likely being used at your students’ public library in which case they may be able to link their school and library accounts, offering new opportunities to collaborate with your local public librarians.

Interested in learning more about Beanstack and how you can boost the culture of reading at your school? Please register to attend one of our upcoming information sessions!

Sessions dates and times:

  • Tuesday, August 17, at 9:00AM
  • Thursday, August 26, at 9:00AM
  • Thursday, August 26, at 3:00PM
  • Wednesday, September 15, at 9:00AM
  • Wednesday, September 15, at 3:00PM
For questions about this information, contact Monica Treptow (608) 575-6065