Patten Free Library is now offering online reading programs for all ages through a platform called Beanstack.
Think of it as a “Fitbit” for tracking your reading habits!
With Beanstack, you can:
Register on Patten’s Beanstack site to find a challenge and get started.
Here are descriptions of our current reading challenges:
1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge (for babies/toddlers/pre-schoolers)
Log the books that you read with your little ones with the goal of reading 1000 books before kindergarten. It sounds more daunting than it is. Start logging, and you’ll earn digital badges as you go!
For more information on this nationwide program, visit 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.
Chickadee Award Challenge (for grades K-4 and all interested kids and adults)
Maine Student Book Award Challenge (for grades 4-8, and interested adults)
The North Star YA Award Challenge (for grades 7-12, and interested adults)
Stack ‘Em Up! (for everyone)
Just want to track and count books as you read them? You can do that too! Earn badges as your tally grows. Stacks on stacks on stacks . . . of books! How many can you read?
Read-A-Thon (K-8, and interested adults)
February 28 – March 6. How many minutes can YOU read during our read-a-thon fundraiser? Collect Pledges. Read and keep track on Beanstack. Earn Prizes. Have FUN!