Beanstack Literacy Tool

The California State Library and California Library Association have partnered to provide every California public library jurisdiction with a subscription to the Beanstack platform [beanstack.com] at no charge. This Beanstack offer is for three years and is for the premium service level. Libraries are welcome to sign on at any time during this period.

Not already subscribing to Beanstack? Want more information or ready to get started? Please email: summeratyourlibrary@cla-net.org

If you are an existing client of Beanstack your service will continue without any interruption or change in features. Beanstack will be in touch early fall with additional information about a prorated refund.

This partnership uses CARES Act funding, made available through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), to make it easier than ever for jurisdictions statewide to run summer reading (and other reading) programs in their communities.

The Beanstack platform makes it easy for library patrons to register, track reading and activities, and earn incentives while libraries gain data-driven insights that help show their value in the community. For more information on the Beanstack platform, please visit: https://www.beanstack.com/.  Information on how to sign up with Beanstack can be found below.

We realize there are several excellent summer reading platforms to choose from. If your library is using another summer reading platform there is no obligation to change plans. 

Curious as to how Beanstack can be used year round? View the 101 (almost) Ways to Use Beanstack All Year Round webinar presentation.

If after reviewing the frequently asked questions below, you have questions or would like additional information, please be in touch! Contact summeratyourlibrary@cla-net.org.


Frequently Asked Questions:

 

My library uses a summer reading platform different than Beanstack. Do we need to do anything?
No! We realize there are several excellent summer reading platforms to choose from. If your library is using another summer reading platform there is no obligation to change plans.

Can our library wait until a future time to sign on with Beanstack?
Yes, this Beanstack offer is for three years. Libraries can sign on at any time during this period.

What level of Beanstack services is the State Library supplying to California public libraries?
California libraries will enjoy Beanstack at the Premium level for a period of three years. 

If I am already a paying Beanstack client, is there anything I need to do at this time?
No. Your service will continue without any interruption or change in features. Beanstack will be in touch early fall with additional information.

If I am already a paying Beanstack client, will any type of refund be provided?
Yes. The Beanstack team is still processing the new statewide license with California and has a number of administrative items to first complete. This will include prorated refunds to existing clients. You’ll hear from Beanstack early this fall regarding next steps. You can be assured that any refund will be retroactively applied with clear detail. 

How do I learn more about the Beanstack reading platform?
For information about Beanstack and its service please visit: https://www.beanstack.com/