SLP Details

APL's 2020 Online Summer Library Program uses

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You may participate through the Beanstack website at apl.beanstack.org or using the free Beanstack app for iOS & Android.

Here is how you actually do the program: it's easy as 1, 2, 3.

1. Create your BEANSTACK ACCOUNT
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To create your account, you will be asked to provide
  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone: optional
  • Password: you are creating one for the Beanstack site
  • Age: 0-19+
2. REGISTER for your Challenge/Program Once your account is created, you will be shown all the challenges that are open to your age. Click to register in your challenge.

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3. LOG READING

Log reading the same way you have in years past, but you’ll do it online instead of on paper. To get to where you log, click on the badge you want to earn (the badges proceed in an obvious order).

You'll notice that badges you have not yet earned will display in grayscale; once you earn it, the badge will be full color.

KIDS' Challenge - instead of coloring in a small picture on your reading log, you’ll click in a box to show you have read 15 minutes

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(Here's a longer version of this process.)
TEENS' Challenge - instead of writing a checkmark on your paper reading log, you’ll click in a box to show you have read two hours

animated GIF of logging reading in the Teens' Challenge
(Here's a longer version of this process.)
ADULTS' Challenge - instead of writing on a piece of paper the title that you’re reading, you’ll type the title into a box for that week’s Badge

animated GIF of logging reading in the Adults' Challenge
(Here's a longer version of this process.)

 

Using the iOS App - here's how to use the Beanstack iOS app to log your reading. The key is to ignore the initial screen you see after opening the app and go to

1. DISCOVER (footer area)

2. ACTIVITIES (header area)

3. click on the BADGE you want to complete



animated GIF of how to get to where you log reading in the iOS Beanstack app: Discover (footer area), Activities (header area), then click on the Badge you want to earn
(Here's a longer version of this process.)