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Beanstack Challenges

Online Reading Challenges

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Mindfulness - Now through November 30

During this stressful year, we hope that all ages will enjoy earning the activity badges in our Mindfulness Challenge. Doing small things like finding a peaceful spot in your home to take a break, drawing your feelings of stress or anxiety, and checking out a book on mindfulness from the library, will help you complete this challenge by finishing seven out of eight activities. Anyone who completes this challenge will be entered to win a Target gift card!


Read Woke - Now through February 28

Cicely Lewis, School Library Journal's School Librarian of the Year for 2020, created the “Read Woke Challenge” to prompt her young readers to embrace diversity and social consciousness and her students say she changed their lives. This Beanstack Challenge expands beyond just young readers and promotes reading diverse titles to all ages! Anyone who earns five activity badges (and/or 20 points)  will be entered to win a Target gift card. If you complete the entire challenge (all ten activity badges) you will be entered a second time.


Building Block Award - Now through January 8

Please note: This Challenge will only show up under Beanstack accounts for ages 0-6.

The Missouri Library Association’s Building Block Book Award has been transformed into a Beanstack Challenge! In past years, the Library has promoted this book award and asked parents and kids to attend our story times or read the books themselves. When children listened to five out of the ten books, they voted for their favorite. This year you and your child can participate by reading the books yourself or listening to your favorite library staff member read Building Block Award nominees through Beanstack! Just like years past, everyone who votes will be entered to win a copy of one of the nominees!


1000 Books Before Kindergarten - Ongoing

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read 1,000 books with your little learner before kindergarten. It’s a fun way to help Grow Your Reader with a practice that is proven to build early literacy - exposing your child to lots of books! Log reading and earn badges all along the way. Participate and keep track of your reading online! Find out more about this program.