How do I get started?
Head to BEANSTACK to register from May 20 through July 31 for Summer Reading and record your books through Beanstack! You can also use the Beanstack app for Apple or Android devices.
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.
Create an account on BEANSTACK 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 Reading & Activities to Earn Points
Use Beanstack from your computer or download the Beanstack app to track your books read, activities completed, and badges earned from May 20 to July 31.
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 school 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!
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 each time from our prize menu.
Beanstack will send an email with instructions to visit the library to pick up a prize. 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, color changing cup, Chick-fil-A treat, Wendy’s treat, Texas Roadhouse kid’s meal or rubber duckie!
Elementary students can choose from a color-changing cup, mini block building kit, rubber duckie, emoji stress ball, Chick-fil-A treat, Wendy’s meal or Texas Roadhouse kid’s meal!
Middle and high school students can choose from earbuds, a mochi squishie, string backpack, emoji stress ball, color changing cup, QuikTrip soft drink or coffee or Chick-fil-A gift card!
Grand Prizes for Babies, Children and Teens:
Earn one entry into a grand prize drawing of your choice for every 500 points earned, up to a total of five entries for the summer. Don’t forget to redeem them on the Beanstack site by July 31!
Adults, Earn Grand Prize Drawing 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 31!Preschool-aged participants could win: A Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake, tickets for 6 to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Melissa and Doug Monster Bowling Set, M&D Fold and Go Barn, M&D Tabletop Puppet Stage w Puppets or M&D Pet Vet Playset.
Elementary-aged participants could win: A Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake, 2 Gwinnett Stripers Tickets and a visit with Chopper, 4 bowling passes to Station 300, M&D Deluxe Magnetic Art Easel, Keva Color Pops Building Kit, Unbored Carnival Activity Kit or Botley: The Coding Robot.Middle and high school participants could win: A Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake, 4 Bowling Passes to Station 300, Dominos $20 gift card, Regal Cinemas $50 gift card, Wizards $25 gift card, iLive gaming headset or Self Care Kit with an oil diffuser, water bottle, bath bombs and more.Adult participants could win: A visit for 6 to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Napoli’s Pizza $25 gift card, Publix $50 gift card, Senior Fiesta $25 gift card, Home Depot $50 gift card, Visa $50 gift card, Inked Pig $25 gift card, Ace Hardware $25 gift card or a Bruster’s $25 gift card.