Read Across America: May Reading Challenge

Read Across America Reading Challenge dates of May1 through May 31 through the Beanstack App. Blue sky, green grass, the statue of liberty, and San Francisco Bridge in the background.

May’s Beanstack reading challenge has launched! The Read Across America challenge is designed for readers of all ages, and runs May 1- May 31, 2022. Simply log your reading and complete activities in the Beanstack app to earn digital badges all month long. We hope you join in on the fun! Enroll in the Read Across […]

April Reading Challenge: National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month Young Poets Reading Challenge graphic with blue leaves and a yellow sun

April’s Beanstack reading challenge is here! The National Poetry Month challenge has age specific categories for readers of all ages, and runs April 1- April 30. This month’s challenge is activity based! Simply complete poetry related activities in the Beanstack app to earn fun badges all month long. In celebration of National Poetry Month, we encourage youth […]

NASA Space Explorers Backpacks Have Arrived!

NASA Space Explorers Backpack with galaxy print

East Central Regional Library patrons participated in December 2021’s NASA @ My Library reading challenge through the free Beanstack App. Participants read books, logged their minutes, and completed space-themed activities to earn badges in the app. Readers across the U.S. logged over 2 million minutes, read nearly 1,000 books, and completed nearly 3,000 activity badges […]

Bookworms: March Reading Challenge

Bookworms reading challenge

March’s Beanstack reading challenge is here! The Bookworms challenge is designed for readers of all ages, and runs March 1- March 31. Simply log your reading in the Beanstack app, and earn fun badges all month long. We hope you join in on the fun! Enroll in the Bookworms reading challenge in the free Beanstack […]

For the Love of Reading- Beanstack Challenge

For the Love of Reading Beanstack Reading Challenge Promo with book and flying valentine images

February’s Beanstack reading challenge is titled For the Love of Reading and runs February 1-28, 2022. This challenge is designed for readers of all ages. We hope you join in the fun! This month, share the love of reading with fun activities and book recommendations. Log your reading and complete activities to earn badges all […]

Nasa @ My Library Reading Challenge Stats

Nasa @ My Library Reading Challenge final stats graphic

CONGRATULATIONS to all the NASA @ My Library December Reading Challenge finishers! We’re still waiting on NASA to calculate the winning libraries, so stay tuned to see if we win any cool programing materials from them. In the meantime, we are SO excited to share the final ECRL stats from the challenge! Total Readers: 109 […]

Winter Tales Reading Challenge 2022

Winter Tales Reading Challenge 2022 text with Sherlock the fox sitting in front of a fireplace reading a book.

Our annual winter reading challenge, Winter Tales, is back! Read books, write book reviews, and complete reading activity challenges in the Beanstack app for your chance to win prizes! This program is intended for adults, but patrons ages 12+ are welcome to participate as well. Winter Tales runs January 1 – February 28, 2022. Here’s […]

Read for a Better World Beanstack Challenge

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It’s time for another reading challenge! Join us for the Read for a Better World Beanstack Reading Challenge, which takes place January 1-31, 2022. All ages are encouraged to participate! We are excited to be participating in Beanstack’s 5th Annual Winter Reading Challenge. This year’s theme encourages readers of all ages to explore diversity, empathy, […]

NASA @ My Library Reading Challenge

Blue outer space-like background with text that reads December Reading Challenge- NASA @ My Library

It’s time for a Reading Challenge! From December 1-31st we’re partnering with NASA to host the “Look Up! Explore Our Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope Challenge” in the Beanstack Tracker app. Patrons of all ages can join the NASA @ My Library reading challenge in the FREE Beanstack app. Learn about the James Webb […]