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Reading Challenges for Youth and Adults

Participate in Fairfax County Public Library's reading activities!

Logging Time Read and Completing Activities

Logging Time Read:

  1. Go to fairfaxcounty.beanstack.org
  2. Sign into your account. From there, you will be taken to the Reader Dashboard.
  3. If you have more than one reader in your account: Look in the upper right-hand corner of the Reader Dashboard and choose the name of the reader for whom you are entering information.
  4. Click Log Reading and Activities.
  5. Select Minutes to begin logging time read.
  6. Log information about what has been read. Make sure time is entered as hours and minutes (e.g., 1 hour, 10 minutes; 20 minutes; 35 minutes, etc.). Time you log will be counted towards the reading goals of the challenge, meaning you will earn badges. At this time, you may also write a review for your book.
  7. Click Log to save information. Click the X in the upper-right hand corner to exit.

Logging Time Read Using the Web Timer:

  1. Go to fairfaxcounty.beanstack.org
  2. Sign into your account. From there, you will be taken to the Reader Dashboard.
  3. If you have more than one reader in your account: Look in the upper right-hand corner of the Reader Dashboard and choose the name of the reader for whom you are entering information.
  4. Click Log Reading and Activities.
  5. Select Start a Reading Timer.
  6. Click Start Reading to start recording the reading time. You can start, pause, restart, and reset the timer during a reading session. There is no limit to how long the timer can run. Once you are finished reading, click I'm Done Reading to be taken to the log reading screen.
  7. From here, you will see the minutes you read during your timed reading session under Time Spent Reading. You can also choose to launch a new timer (from 00:00) from the log screen by clicking Launch Timer. You can also edit your reading time, select a prior day on the calendar, add book information like title and author, and include a review before saving your session by clicking Log.

Completing Activities:

  1. Go to fairfaxcounty.beanstack.org.
  2. Sign into your account. From there, you will be taken to the Reader Dashboard.
  3. If you have more than one reader in your account: Look in the upper right-hand corner of the Reader Dashboard and choose the name of the reader for whom you are entering information.
  4. Click Log Reading and Activities.
  5. Select Activities.
  6. Choose an Activity badge. Review and check the completed activities.
  7. Once you complete the activities. You will earn a badge.

NOTE:

Badges are grayscale until you have earned them.

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