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

Here’s How it’s Done

  1. Go to: https://longmeadowlibrary.beanstack.org/reader365
  2. Answer the question, “Who would you like to register?” by clicking on:
    • I would like to register another adult
      • Fill out the form and click Next.
  3. In the middle of your screen, the Teen’s Reading Challenge will appear.
  4. Click on “Register for this Challenge.”  Your first Badge with tickets will be unlocked!

Logging Reading

Students entering grades 7-12 are going to log the time they spend reading over the summer.  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 name.
  3. Answer the question: “What would you like to log?” by clicking on Minutes.
  4. Select the day you read.
  5. Enter the number of minutes or hours you read using this format:
    • If you read 30 minutes, you will write: 30m
    • If you read 1 hour, you will write: 1h
    • If you read 1 hour and 30 minutes, you will write: 1h30m
  6. Optionally, you may enter the Title and Author of each book you read.
  7. In this program, you will earn tickets for every review you write.
  8. Click Log.
  9. Every time you unlock a Badge, you will earn tickets.

Logging Activities

In addition to logging reading, teens 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 you would like to do, for example, “Teen Trivia Tuesdays.”
  3. Click on the link to go to that activity, for example, “Teen Trivia Tuesday: Sports.”  Please note, there may be time limits on challenges; for example, the Sports challenge is only available on June 23.
  4. Each Badge will tell you how many activities you need to complete to earn tickets.

Entering Raffles

Once you have 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 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.