The Library Services Team at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) announced today a contract with the reading engagement platform Beanstack through April 2025. The agreement with Zoobean, Inc. provides new and continued access to Beanstack for all interested Wisconsin public libraries and public school libraries. This program is being offered through the DPI with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant. Over the next two years, the DPI will continue welcoming feedback from the field to ensure the product is meeting Wisconsin libraries’ needs.
Would you like to learn more about Beanstack? Interested in implementing it in your library space? It is not too late to roll out Beanstack in your school or public library. To learn more about how this tool engages and motivates readers, explore Beanstack online. Are you already onboard and curious whether there is opportunity for a tandem connection with your local school or public library? Join the Beanstack Client Success Team for a joint webinar for Wisconsin school districts and public libraries to learn more about Beanstack Tandem on Thursday, April 20th, at 9:00AM. Register for the Beanstack Tandem webinar today!
All libraries currently using Beanstack should experience seamless access beyond April 2023. If you have questions or needs related to Beanstack access, usage, onboarding, or support, contact school library liaison Lauren Hantzes (email@example.com), or public library liaison Becky Garrety (firstname.lastname@example.org), respectively.
If you have questions or comments for the DPI related to Beanstack, please contact Monica Treptow, School Library Media Education Consultant (email@example.com), or Chris Baker, Public Library Consultant (firstname.lastname@example.org). We look forward to excellent reading programs supporting increased literacy throughout Wisconsin!