Friday, January 15, 2021

New Reading Challenges Launched

Two new reading challenges launched today on our Beanstack platform. They are ongoing challenges that you may join at any time.

Read 100 Books Before High School (for grades 5-8) or Read 100 Books Before Graduation (for grades 9-12), log your books as you finish them in Beanstack, earn badges, and then prizes from the Hamilton-Wenham Library. If you read and log at least one book a month, you will be entered into a monthly raffle to win a gift card to a local business. The Library will be doing this raffle for at least six months starting with the first drawing at the end of Feb 2021.

After earning the 50 book badge, you'll receive a small prize. If you complete the challenge, reading 100 books before high school or graduation, you will earn some more fun prizes. To complete either challenge you must earn all the badges for reading & logging 100 books and writing 2 reviews.

Participants can only complete a challenge one time. Each book logged must be unique; rereads cannot be counted as two separate books. For more answers to frequently asked questions please see the Reading Challenges page on our website. Or send me an email at

If this is this your first time using Beanstack just create your account using the Beanstack link below, enter the challenge for your age group, then start earning badges and prizes. Or, if you've registered for a previous challenge, just log into your account and start one of the new challenges!

Get Started

  • Sign in or create your Beanstack reading challenges account at
  • Log your books from home or on the go. Beanstack is browser-based, but has a mobile-friendly app. The Beanstack app is available for iOS and Android.