Beanstack is a digital reading resource for tracking your personal reading goals all year. Registration is free and no library card is needed. You can earn badges for reading milestones and completing activities at the library, around the City of McKinney, and at home. Create a Beanstack account for yourself or your family. You can set up as many profiles as you like, for readers of any age. Search for "McKinney" to finish signing on.

Current and Upcoming Challenges

2023 Summer Reading Challenge

Mayor Fuller's Minute-To-Win-It

May 27, 2023 - July 29, 2023 | All Ages

How many minutes can you read this summer? Take your reading to the next level and read as much as you can for a chance to win a prize! Top three readers will be invited for a photo op with Mayor Fuller at our August 3 Time for Tomorrow Summer Reading Finale. If they cannot attend then the offer will go to the next runner up.

2023 Summer Reading Challenge

Get Ready for Summer!

June 3, 2023 - August 12, 2023 | All Ages

It's time for our summer reading program! Hop in our McKinney Time Machine and attend the Highland Games, mosey through the Wild West, bundle up for the Ice Age, attend a Retro Party, explore Ancient Mysteries, and get ready for the future of Tomorrow. Log your minutes read and complete activities along the way to earn your completion certificate as a Master of Time!

Beanstack Challenge: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Ongoing | Ages 0 - 5

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge is a Library program that encourages all families and caregivers to read at least 1000 books with their young children before they enter Kindergarten.

Beanstack Tracker App

Recording your reading can be as easy as using the Beanstack mobile app on your phone to scan the bar code on the back of any book.  You can also enter the number of pages, minutes, or hours that you’ve read.