How to Use Beanstack

  1. Tracking Progress
  2. Registration Options

Log in to your Lafayette Beanstack account

  • You are now in the dashboard of the last reader on your account who logged any activity. To switch readers, click on the Change Readers icon in the upper right. Use Settings to add a reader, change password, etc.
  • This page has details on how to complete the program, important dates, and snapshots of your progress and badges earned (badges are gray until you complete them).

Track your Reading

Use the green button. Log for a specific reader, or select All Readers to apply the time to the whole family or group. Screenshot - Log Reading Button

What to Log

Depending on which program you are enrolled in, you will either see Minutes or Activities or both, and you can add to one profile, or to all eligible readers. Screenshot - What to log

  • Babies – Preschoolers: Activities (read, sing, play, write, talk). 1 activity = 1 point; prizes at registration, 10, 20, 30, 40 points
  • Kids – grades K-5: Minutes - prizes at registration, 300, 600, 900, 1200
  • Teens – grades 6-12: Minutes - prizes at registration, 300, 600, 900, 1200
  • Adults – 18+: Any combination of Minutes and Activities – Do 1 activity or 30 mins to earn 1 point. Each point up to 40 is an entry in drawings for prizes. Coupon prizes at registration, 10, 20, 30, 40 points.

Logging Minutes 

  • Day (You may use actual date read, or the day you are doing the logging.)
  • Enter Time Spent Reading. (Start typing minutes or hours: the system will convert to minutes.)
  • If you like, add Title, Author and/or Reviews. These are optional. Once approved, reviews will be visible to you and others.
  • Click on Green Log button to finalize!
  • Go up to Settings and sign out

Screenshot - Log minutes