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In addition to the annual Summer Reading Challenge, JMRL offers reading challenges throughout the year on our Beanstack website and mobile app. Register for a Beanstack account using the Beanstack Tracker App or our Beanstack website.
You can log reading ANYTIME through our Beanstack app or website, but only reading logged on dates during an active challenge will count towards that challenge.
Go to jmrl.beanstack.org to get started!
Go to jmrl.beanstack.org, under Create an Account, choose Register an Individual or Family. You can register only yourself, or if you're the parent of a child, you can either register just the child, or both of you on a family account. Follow the instructions and you'll earn a signup badge, along with the chance to register for a current reading challenge. As JMRL introduces later challenges, you can keep your same account and not have to register again.
You can register multiple family members under one account. Follow the same instructions in the above question. It's recommended that an adult register first, and when that account is created, children and other family members can each be added as “readers.” There will be multiple readers under one login.
You can create your account with just a username and password if you'd like. But if you participate in challenges that offer prize drawings, you'll want to provide either an email address or a phone number so JMRL can contact you if you win!
Yes! Beanstack Tracker is a mobile app that is free for iOS and Android users.
You can add it from Apple's App Store or Google Play. When it's on your device, you can log in with your Beanstack username and password, and log your reading and activities there.
You can also quickly add titles to your log by using your camera to scan ISBN barcodes for books you've read.
Each time you reach a reading milestone in your challenge, you'll earn a badge to celebrate your achievement. In some challenges, a badge may come with a prize. If you've earned one of those badges, you'll be notified that there is a prize waiting for you to pick up at your local branch.
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Get started now with Beanstack to log progress.
Use these sheets for marking progress - the first 50 books
June 1 - August 31, 2022
Welcome to the JMRL Summer Challenge! The program is open to all ages - children, teens, and adults
Earn points for completing challenges on the Beanstack page to receive badges AND prizes for earning 10, 20, and 30 points.
What are the prizes?
- Children - A fidget popper for the 10-point badge; a gift book for the 20-point and 30-point badges.
- Teens - A gift book for each of the three badges.
- Adults - A gift book for each of the three badges.
Drawings at each branch for children, teens, and adults
- Children - $50 gift card to Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
- Teens - $50 amazon gift card.
- Adults - $50 gift card to Barnes & Noble Bookstore.