Batavia Public Library

Enjoy the fun of reading and unlock achievements!

Did you know?
You can read any book that you have access to and count it toward your summer reading. So whether the book is online, checked out from the library, from your bookshelf, or borrowed from a friend, start reading and enjoy!

Children’s Summer Reading Club Prize Pickup begins July 6!
Mon., Wed., Fri., 11 am – 12 pm
Tues., Thurs., 3 pm – 4 pm
Pick up your prizes on the lower level near the Reading Garden. Look for the yellow banner and the blue umbrella. Questions? Please call us, 630-879-1393 ext. 500



NEW THIS YEAR!
Introducing Beanstack for Summer Reading Club. It’s easy! It’s fun!

Beanstack lets you:

  • Keep track of each family member‘s reading logs, activities, and rewards on one account.
  • Log reading from home or on the go.
  • Read and write book reviews of the books you read!
  • Explore book lists and create a “wish list” of things you’d like to read in the future.
  • Track your reading habits, unlock badges, and earn rewards!

Get the App! Find the free app in your Apple App or Google Play store under the name “Beanstack Tracker” and select “Get” or “Install.”

For babies 0 months through students entering 8th grade

Summer Reading Club has gone online! But it is still the program you know and love.

•  Counting Days – To celebrate the year 2020, you will read 20 days to complete each of the two levels.

Earning rewards – For each of the two levels you complete, you will earn a reward! We will be scheduling children’s SRC Rewards pick-up beginning June 25. Please check back on the website for pick-up information and times.

•  Completing Activities – Complete 3-5 activities to earn an extra reward.

•  Enter Drawings – Each week you read at least one day, you are automatically entered into a weekly drawing.

•  Final Prize Drawing – If you read at least 40 days during the summer, you will receive a ticket in Beanstack to enter into one of the drawings available for your age group for rewards like movie tickets, gift cards, museum admissions, or a snack attack kit with a signed book and snack to enjoy while you read.

•  Extra Level – If you read at least 60 days over the summer, you will receive an extra ticket for another chance to win one of the Final Prize Drawings.

Get started with Beanstack
https://bataviapubliclibrary.beanstack.org/

Teens have two Summer Reading Club challenges this year

This year being eligible for the drawings is even easier–just record your books using Beanstack!

•  For every three books you log, you will receive an entry into our twice-a-month drawings for Batavia Chamber Bucks gift certificates, up to the limit of 30 books.
Batavia Public Library cardholders will be eligible for our prize drawing at the end of the Summer Reading Club. 
To be eligible for the prize drawings, you must log the titles and authors of books you have read. 

Batavia High School students can also register for the Required Reading challenge to keep track of their required reading assignment this summer. For a list of the required reading books, visit the Beanstack site and sign up for our summer reading challenge, or click here.

This year being eligible for the drawings is even easier–just record your books using Beanstack!

•  For every four books you log, you will receive an entry into our twice-a-month drawings for Batavia Chamber Bucks gift certificates, up to the limit of 40 books.
•  Batavia Public Library cardholders will be eligible for our prize drawing at the end of the Summer Reading Club.
•  To be eligible for the prize drawings, you must log the titles and authors of books that you read.

Note: the Staff Challenge is visible to our patrons, however, it is for employees of the Batavia Public Library only.


If you are unable to participate in Beanstack’s ONLINE Summer Reading Club, please print a log, and bring it into us once we are open to patrons. Follow the directions on the log:

Youth log                  High School log                    Adult Log


Getting Started:

Beanstack Training Videos – Learn how to use Beanstack!

  1. Go to the Library’s Beanstack URL:

https://bataviapubliclibrary.beanstack.org/

*Tip* Multiple readers can be added to the same account, even if they are registered for different programs.

  1. Decide who will be the “Account Creator” – meaning that person’s sign-in information will be used to access all accounts registered. 
    *Example*If a parent wishes to sign a child up for a reading program, they may make the child the “Account Creator” and register themselves for the Adult program as a “Reader” OR the parent may sign up for the Adult program as the “Account Creator” and add children as “Readers”. Both the “Account Creator” and “Reader” will use the same sign-in information.
  2. Account Creator: Select the red Register button. Your first name, last name, year of birth (necessary due to age restrictions for programs), and a password are required for registration.
  3. Once the Account Creator selects the “Next” button, Beanstack will ask if you would like to register another adult (select ‘yes’ or ‘no’) and then whether you would like to register another child (select ‘yes’ or ‘no’). 
  4. A green band at the bottom of the screen will alert you that you are successfully registered.

Now you’re ready to start exploring Beanstack!

How to sign up

Beanstack is easy to use and available both online and as a mobile app. Get started by visiting our Batavia Public Library Beanstack website at https://bataviapubliclibrary.beanstack.org/, create your account. You can also register through the app (find out how under “Get the App”).

NOTE: To register for Beanstack you must have:

  • either a valid Batavia Library card or a child that attends a Batavia school.
  • an email address. If you need help getting an email address or for other questions, please contact the library at 630.879.1393 ext. 270 (Adult Services) or 640 (Youth Services) and we will assist you.
  • Once registered, you can access your account online or in the app by signing in with your username and password.

Get the App

Find the free app in your Apple App or Google Play store under the name “Beanstack Tracker” and select “Get” or “Install.”

Once downloaded, open the app, and follow the simple step-by-step prompts to create an account for yourself, your child, or your family. If you have already created your account through the website, you can skip this step and just sign in to your existing account with your registered username and password.

Registering on the website vs. through the app: Since the app does not use our direct website link, the first prompt in creating your account is selecting “Find Your School or Library” and entering “Batavia Libraries” in the search option. Otherwise, the process is the same as registering on the website. All fields are required. 

The Library’s Beanstack subscription is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Batavia Library. 

Troubleshooting and assistance

If you have questions about signing up for Summer Reading Club, we’re here to help!

If at any time you need help with Beanstack, please visit their Help Desk and type in your question. If you cannot find your answer there, our Youth and Adult Programming staff would be happy to assist you! 

•  Email us: youthservices@bataviapubliclibrary.org

•  Call us (June 3-5, June 8-9): 630-879-1393 ext. 640.

•  We’ll be answering calls on June 3, 4, 5, 8, and 9 from 12-2 pm. Call us during those hours, or leave us a voicemail message and we’ll call you back.

•  Call us (beginning June 10): 630-879-1393 ext. 500.

•  We’ll be answering calls Monday – Thursday from 10 am – 6 pm, and Friday – Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm. Call us during those hours, or leave us a voicemail message and we’ll call you back

•  Email us: askus@bataviapubliclibrary.org

•  Call us (June 3-5, June 8-9): 630-879-1393 ext. 270.

•  We’ll be answering calls from 12-2 pm on June 3, 4, 5, 8, and 9. Call us during those hours, or leave us a voicemail message and we’ll call you back.

•  Call us (beginning June 10): 630-879-1393 ext. 200.

•  We’ll be answering calls Monday – Thursday from 10 am – 6 pm, and Friday – Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm. Call us during those hours, or leave us a voicemail message and we’ll call you back.