How do I get started?
Head to BEANSTACK to register for Summer Reading Challenges from May 22 through July 30 and record your books through online!
If you’ve already created a Beanstack account for summer reading or the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program, please use your original account—you can reset your password if you do not remember it.
You can also get the Beanstack Tracker App for iPhone or Android. When you register through the app, be sure to say you are participating through a library and select the Hall County Library System!
Create an account on the BEANSTACK website by clicking “Register an Individual or Family.”
Parents and caregivers create their own accounts, then create and manage reading accounts for their children by clicking the arrow next to their name in the upper left-hand corner of the screen and then selecting “Add a Reader.”
Adults reading on their own should register themselves as an Individual.
If you have questions about creating an account or registering for Summer Reading, please call 770-532-3311, or email us at
Record Your Reading & Activities
to Earn Points
Use Beanstack from your computer or download the Beanstack Tracker app to track your books read, activities completed, and badges earned from May 22 to July 30.
To record books using Beanstack on your computer, log into your Beanstack account through the Hall County Library website, select the reader you are recording for in the upper left and click “Log Reading and Activities.” All reading counts! Books, magazines, eBooks and even audiobooks!
For babies through preschoolers, earn 10 points for each picture book you read.
Children can receive points for reading a book more than once!
For elementary-aged children through adults, select the specific reader and log “Minutes.”
Enter the amount of time you spent reading (one point for every minute read!) You can also earn points and badges for activity challenges and using library services. Click “Activities” to log these points. Click “Close” to return to the home screen and see your points and badges earned!
Babies, Children and Teens
Earn a Prize at 100, 250 and 500 Points!
All preschool and elementary participants receive an adult pass to INK Interactive Neighborhood for Kids just for registering for SRP.
Summer Reading participants in the Preschool, Elementary, and Teen programs who earn 100, 250 and 500 points can come in and select a cool prize at each level from our prize menu from May 30 through July 30.
When you reach the Hall County Library Summer Reading Goal of 500 points, all youth participants will also receive a color changing cup and their first grand prize online raffle ticket!
Beanstack will send an email with instructions to visit the library to pick up your prizes. Prizes may be claimed at the library between June 1 and July 31 while supplies last.
Babies through preschoolers can choose from a shaky egg, storytime scarf, sunglasses, bubbles,
rubber duckie or kindness coins, Chick-fil-A treat, Subway kid’s meal, Texas Roadhouse kid’s meal, or
Wendy’s kid’s meal.
Elementary students can choose from a mochi squishy, mini skateboard, mini block building kit,
friendship bracelet, sunglasses, kindness coins, Chick-fil-A treat, Subway kid’s Meal, Texas Roadhouse kid’s meal or Wendy’s kid’s meal.
Middle and High School students can choose from funky stickers, a mochi squishy, cable
protectors, friendship bracelet, QuikTrip soft drink, coffee or freezie drink, Chick-fil-A treat or kindness coins!
Grand Prize Raffles for Babies, Children and Teens:
Earn one entry into a grand prize drawing of your choice when you reach the Summer Reading Goal of 500 points. Earn additional raffle tickets if you keep reading, for every 500 points after that, up to a total of five entries for the summer! Don’t forget to redeem your raffle tickets on the Beanstack site by July 31!
Adults, Earn Grand Prize Raffle Entries at 120 points!
Adults receive a grand prize online raffle ticket for every 120 points earned, up to five for the summer, that can be redeemed for a chance to win a variety of great prizes!
Don’t forget to redeem them online on the Beanstack site by July 30!
Grand Prize Options!
Preschool participants could win: Tickets for 6 to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, 5 Frozen Treats from La Mejor de Michoacan, Melissa and Doug Around the World Rug and Car Set, M&D Pet Vet Play Set, M&D Fold and Go Barn, M&D Take Along Kingdom or a M&D Deluxe Art Easel!
Elementary participants could win: Tickets for 6 to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Gwinnett Stripers Tickets for 4, Iron Rose Gift bag with Scrunchies and Ballerina Doll, Kona Ice Birthday Party Visit, 5 Frozen Treats from La Mejor de Michoacan, a Solar Bot, Lego Minecraft Bee Cottage Construction Kit, Sea Monkeys Magic Castle Kit or a Glow and Grow Terrarium!
Middle and High School participants could win: Tickets for 6 to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Bubble Bees 5 Bubble Tea Drinks, 5 Frozen Treats from La Mejor de Michoacan,Little Caesar's $15 gift card, Pearl Bubble Tea Boba Basket with plushy and shirt, Regal Cinemas $50 gift card, a Spa on Green Street Teen Facial or a Keurig Classic Single Serve Coffee Maker and K Cup Basket!
Adult participants could win:Atlanta Botanical Gardens tickets for 6, Baker’s Daughter $15 Gift Certificate, Boarding Pass Coffee Pack, The Beast Sports Center 6 Month Membership, Bubble Bees 5 Bubble Tea Drinks, Hive Body Art $50 Gift Certificate, Iron Rose gift bag, Kilwin’s Candy Basket, 5 Frozen Treats from La Mejor de Michoacan, Pearl Bubble Tea Basket with plushy and shirt or Upsy Daisy gift bag!