Log Reading & Activities with Beanstack

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Used for various York County Libraries’ programs, Beanstack is the go-to source for logging and discovering books, tracking your reading, and participating in reading challenges and activities.

While this source is used for programs such as SummerQuest and 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, you can track your reading at anytime.

Follow the steps on this page for tips and tutorials on using Beanstack!

Before You Begin

You will need a York County Libraries card to create an account. If you need a library card, submit an online form and we will send you your card as soon as possible!

Create an Account

Create an account online or on mobile via the Beanstack Tracker App (available from the Apple Store and Google Play Store). If registering from the mobile app, be sure to search for “York County Libraries” to locate our libraries’ programs.

Tip: If you have an existing account but are having difficulty logging in, try using the last 4 or 6 digits of your library card as your password.

Need help registering? Check out our short videos on registering online or through the Beanstack Tracker App.

Managing Readers

Your account may have multiple readers if you have registered as a family or a group. If so, it is important to always check which reader’s profile you are viewing before adding to your log.

View this short video for instructions on switching between readers on your account.

Join a Challenge on Beanstack

After you create an account, you now have access to all of York County Libraries’ Beanstack challenges!

Join Challenges on Mobile App

For instructions on joining a challenge on the Beanstack Tracker app, watch this short video.

Join Challenges on the Website

To register for a challenge on your desktop computer or online:

  1. Make sure you are viewing the profile of the reader you wish to enroll in a program. You should see the name of the reader in the top left corner.
  2. Click on the “Challenges” tab
  3. Click on the “Current Challenges” tab
  4. If a program is available for the selected reader, you will see them here. Select “Register For This Challenge” to enroll.

Please Note: Some challenges offer pre-registration. Minutes logged prior to the challenge’s start date will not count towards challenge goals.

Log Your Reading & Activities

Whether you are enrolled in a challenge or not, you can log your reading at any time!

If you have signed up for emails in your Account Settings, you will receive emails including suggestions for new books based on the ones you have already read.

Don’t forget! If you are logging Activities during SummerQuest, each activity you complete counts as 20 minutes of reading. Be sure to add those minutes separately to your challenge log.

Log Reading & Activities on Mobile

View short video tutorials on:

Log Reading & Activities on the Website

To add to your log on desktop computer or online:

  1. Click the purple “Log Reading and Activities” button in the top left corner of your screen
  2. Select the name of the reader (or all readers) you wish to add reading and activities for
  3. Choose the “log type” you wish to add: minutes, books, or activities
  4. Fill out the Log form with dates, minutes, etc. and select “Log”


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