Sno-Isle Libraries is offering a new online service called Beanstack, which offers free personalized recommendations for books, apps, events and more.
“Beanstack is a natural extension of our commitment to serving families with young kids,” said Leslie Moore, children’s and outreach services manager for the library district.
Beanstack tailors its recommendations to each child’s age, interests, reading level and background, Moore said. It also provides tools that help families and classrooms keep track of what they are reading and earn recognition as they read more.
Residents of Island County can sign up and use Beanstack from their home computer, mobile device, or in any of Sno-Isle’s five Whidbey locations including Clinton, Langley, Freeland, Coupeville and Oak Harbor. Locations details can be found here.
Those interested do not need a library card to get started and moredDetails are available online at sno-isle.org/beanstack.
Every week, a book in the library’s collection, along with a library relevant program or event, will be suggested specifically for that child. Recommendations are sent with a learning tip by email and are also available via an online profile that families can access anytime. In addition to helping families discover great books, the Web application includes a reading log and fun badges.