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Introducing Beanstack: On-Line Reading Programs for All Ages

September 1 @ 8:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm

We now have on-line reading challenges available to all ages through our new “Beanstack” platform!

It’s like a “Fitbit” for your reading habits!

Register yourself or your children for Beanstack (click here) and you can:

  • Try specific reading challenges;
  • Log your book titles or reading minutes;
  • Review favorite books and share them with others; 
  • Earn virtual “badges” for reaching reading milestones.


Our current programs include:

  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten (for babies, toddlers, and pre-school);
  • Maine Student Book Award Challenge (for grades 4-8 and interested teens and adults);
  • The North Star YA Award Challenge (for grades 7-12 and interested adults);
  • Infectious Fiction (For adults, and interested teens);
  • Stack ‘Em Up (For everyone). 


To learn more about specific challenges before registering, click here

Want a break from your computer?  We’re in the process of creating paper logs for some of these challenges.  If you want a paper check list for the North Star YA Award Challenge, click here.  We’ll be offering paper logs for Infectious Fiction and the Maine Student Book Award Challenges soon.  They will all be available through the Information Desk in the Reference Room.

Need assistance?  Contact Laurel Cox (laurel@patten.lib.me.us) or Roberta Jordan (rjordan@patten.lib.me.us).



September 1 @ 8:00 am
November 30 @ 5:00 pm
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