Batavia Public Library

Enjoy the fun of reading and unlock achievements!

Did you know?
You can read or listen to any book you have access to and count it toward your summer reading. Whether the book is online, checked out from the Library, from your bookshelf, or borrowed from a friend, start reading, enjoying, and earning Summer Reading Club rewards!

And any reading counts as reading: magazine, book, audiobook, graphic novel and they don’t have to come from the Library.



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 – This year, count each day you read to earn fantastic rewards! 

• Earning rewards – To earn your Level 1 reward, read for 15 days. To earn your Level 2 reward, read for 30 days this summer! Prize pickup will begin June 11. 

•  Completing Activities – Choose 3 Mix It Up activities to complete and you will 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 30 days during the summer, you will receive a ticket in Beanstack to enter into a prize drawing for rewards like museum passes or gift certificates towards local food and entertainment.  

•  Extra Level – For every 15 days you read past the required 30 days, (45, 60, and 75 days) 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/

  • You can read or listen to any book you have access to and count it toward your summer reading. Whether the book is online, checked out from the Library, from your bookshelf, or borrowed from a friend, you can count it towards your goal.  
  • Any book counts as reading: eBooks, books, audiobooks, and graphic novels. 
  • If you log using the Beanstack app, you can also count activities toward your goal. 

    TEENS 
  • Read three books, record them using a paper log, and turn in the log at the Library.
    OR 
  • Earn 30 points by reading three books and/or doing activities and record them using the Beanstack app.
  • Everyone who reads three books and turns in a completed paper reading log OR earns 30 points using the Beanstack app will be eligible for a free book at one of our book giveaways.
  •  For every three books read/30 points earned, Batavia Public Library cardholders will receive an entry into our drawings for Batavia Chamber Bucks gift certificates (up to the limit of 30 books). To be eligible for the drawings, you must log the titles and authors of books you have read.  
  • Batavia High School students can register for additional reading challenges on Beanstack. For more information, sign in on the Beanstack app. For a list of the BHS recommended reading books, 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! 

Need help with Youth Summer Reading Club?

•  Email us: youthservices@bataviapubliclibrary.org
•  Call us: 630-879-1393 ext. 640.

Need help with Teen/Adult Summer Reading Club?
•  Email us: askus@bataviapubliclibrary.org
•  Call us: 630-879-1393 ext. 200.