JMRL Reading Challenges

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Join a Challenge year round

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.

Just 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!

How do I keep track of my reading and activities?

  • When you're logged into your Beanstack account, click the blue Log Reading and Activities button. You can log in your reading and activities, as well as those for other readers who are on your account.

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 want to change my password / I've forgotten my password. How can I take care of that?

  • To change your password, log in to your account, click the little gear wheel in the upper right corner and click on Edit Account. Enter a new password and save it.

    If you forgot your password, click Sign In on the Beanstack registration page and when asked for your password, click Forgot Your Password? Beanstack will send an email to reset your password.

    If you didn't provide an email address when you signed up, contact your local JMRL location for help in resetting your password.

I have other questions. What do I do?

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