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Pre-Readers SRP 2020

This year, participants in the Storrs Summer Reading Program will be able to use Beanstack, an online platform, to log reading and activities to earn Badges.  When a child earns a Badge, they receive tickets.  Tickets can be used to enter any Weekly or Grand Prize raffle.

Here’s How it’s Done

  1. Log onto: https://longmeadowlibrary.beanstack.org/reader365
  2. Answer the question, “Who would you like to register?” by either clicking on:
    • I am an adult registering a child
      • Fill out the form and click Next,
    • I would like to register another adult
      • Fill out the form and click Next.
  3. You may register your whole family using one account or family members can create their own accounts.
  4. Under the “Register Today for Summer Reading” banner in the upper left of your screen, there will be a drop-down button if you have registered more than one person.
  5. To register for one of our Reading Challenges, use that button to select the person you would like to register.
  6. In the middle of your screen, the appropriate Reading Challenge will appear for that person, based on the information you entered.
  7. Click on “Register for this Challenge.”  Your first Badge with tickets will be unlocked!

Logging Reading

Children entering grades 1-6 are going to log the time they spend reading or someone reads to them.  Audiobooks and video recorded books definitely count!

  1. On the top right-hand side of the Summer Reading homepage, click on Log Reading and Activities in the purple box (which will turn green when you hover over it).
  2. Answer the question: “Who would you like to log for?” by selecting your child’s name.
  3. Answer the question: “What would you like to log?” by clicking on Minutes.
  4. Select the day your child read, or you read to your child.
  5. Enter the number of minutes or hours your child read in this format:
    • If your child reads 30 minutes, you will write: 30m
    • If your child reads 1 hour, you will write: 1h
    • If your child reads 1 hour and 30 minutes, you will write: 1h30m
  6. Optionally, you may enter the Title and Author of each book your child reads.
  7. In this program, children will earn tickets for each review they write.
  8. Click Log.
  9. Every time you unlock a Badge, you will earn tickets.

Logging Activities

In addition to logging reading, children in grades 1-6 can log a variety of activities to win Badges and tickets.

  1. On the top right-hand side of the Summer Reading homepage, click on Log Reading and Activities in the purple box (which will turn green when you hover over it).
  2. Click on an activity your child has done or you and your child have done together, for example, “Fun and Play.”
  3. Click on the activity or activities completed, for example, “Sidewalk chalk your driveway” or “Cook a meal with your family.”
  4. Each Badge will tell you how many of the activities you need to complete to earn tickets.

Entering Raffles

Once your child has earned tickets by logging reading and activities, you can choose to enter those tickets in any of the Weekly or Grand Prize raffles.

You can always check your child’s progress by clicking on Return to this Challenge, then clicking on one of the tabs toward the top of the page under the title of the program.