JMRL Reading Challenges

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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 to get started!



How do I create an account?

Go to, 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.

How do I create a family account?

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.

Do I need to provide an email address to register on Beanstack?

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!

Can I access Beanstack on my phone or other device?

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.

How do I get prizes I've earned in the challenges?

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.

I have other questions. What do I do?
1000 Books Before Kindergarden

Build a reader. JMRL can help your child be ready to learn to read. It's easy and it's fun with 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. 

Get started now with Beanstack to log progress. 

Use these sheets for marking progress - the first 50 books

Find more: Books 51 - 100 | Books 101 - 200 | Books 201 - 300 | Books 301 - 400 | Books 401 - 500 | Books 501 - 600 | Books 601 - 700 | Books 701 - 800 | Books 801 - 900 | Books 901 - 1000



Love Reading Challenge

February 14 - March 31, 2023

Have you participated in the Summer Challenge and other reading challenges at JMRL? Celebrate the enjoyment of a good read by joining For the Love of Reading, the latest challenge for all ages on Beanstack. Earn badges as you log in the time you spend reading - 5 hours completes the challenge!

All participants will be entered into a prize drawing at the end of the challenge. A free book will be awarded to one lucky adult, teen, and child winner, in a random regionwide drawing!

Sign up beginning February 6!


Watch for more challenges throughout the year

Sign up for a free account at