Tulare County Library Summer Reading Challenge

What is the Summer Reading Challenge?

 

​Take the Tulare County Library's Summer Reading Challenge. Our program is for all ages, all languages, and all reading levels. This year, participants can set their own reading goals and their own pace. All reading in all languages counts. This includes eBooks, books, magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, and graphic novels!

SIGNING UP BASICS

  • Go to https://tularecountylibrary.beanstack.org or download the Beanstack Tracker App (iOS, Android) on your smartphone or tablet

  • Click “Register an Individual or Family”

  • Fill out the form

  • Complete and log activities!

  • Already have an account?  Simply click the "Sign In" button.

SETTING YOUR READING GOAL

​This year readers set their own goal! Here are some tips to help you set a goal to become a more confident reader...

  • Think about what you want to improve on. Do you want to read faster? Read more often? Read for longer periods of time?

  • Think about how you are going to reach your goal. Are you going to read a little everyday? Finish a chapter book? Read a book form start to finish?

  • Imagine how you will feel when you accomplish your goal!

  • Some examples of reading goals are 20 minutes per day, 20 hours in 6 weeks, 5 books a week, etc. 

LOGGING MINUTES OR ACTIVITIES

  • Sign into your Beanstack account. In the upper left corner click on the name of the reader you are logging for.

  • Click Log Reading and Activities in the right-hand corner.

  • Log minutes— fill out number of minutes and click log.

  • Log activities—click activities. Select "Activity/Activities" completed and click log. 

FAQs

Where do I log my reading?

You can log your reading on our beanstack website https://tularecountylibrary.beanstack.org or on the Beanstack Tracker App (iOS, Android). We also offer paper logs and phone registration.

What if my child doesn't read on their own yet? 

You may read aloud to them!

Do audiobooks count? 

Yes, all books count regardless of format or language!

Can I sign up Summer Reading Challenge has started?

Yes, but we recommend you sign up & participate early to give you more time to reach your goal!

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