For our Winter Reading 2022 challenge in partnership with Lerner Publishing Group, we are rolling out a brand new reading challenge type called reading list challenges that allows readers to log reading for specific books, in addition to a traditional reading challenge where readers can log reading for any title.
Find out more with our FAQs below and don't forget to officially register for Winter Reading 2022 here!
Winter Reading 2022 Reading List Challenge FAQs
What templates will be available for Winter Reading 2022?
Two types of templates will be available for Winter Reading 2022:
- A template that allows readers to log reading for any book. This template:
- Is for all ages.
- Is available for minutes or books logging.
- Contains activity and logging badges.
- Allows readers to access select Lerner titles on the “Read for a Better World” theme in the browser-based Lerner eBook platform with no restrictions during the month of January.
- Reading list challenge templates that allow readers to earn badges for logging specific titles. These templates:
- Are age specific.
- Are available for minutes logging.
- Contain activity and logging badges.
- Make up to 16 Lerner titles on the “Read for a Better World” available to readers directly in Beanstack with no restrictions during the month of January.
When will the reading list challenge templates for WRC2022 be available?
During December—we’ll keep you updated as we get closer to the launch date for the reading list challenges feature.
What can I do if I want to get my WRC2022 template before December?
Use the all-ages “read anything” template available on your site now. You can preview the template here.
Can Lerner eBooks be accessed in an offline mode or downloaded directly to users' devices from Beanstack?
No, users must have an Internet connection to access Lerner eBook titles during the challenge.
How will readers access the titles in the reading lists?
We're partnering with Lerner to allow access to their Read for a Better World titles within Beanstack as a part of Winter Reading's reading list challenges. Patrons and students can simply go to their app or Beanstack site to read and log in one place!
General Reading List Challenge FAQs
What are reading list challenges?
Reading list challenges are reading challenges that require readers to log specific titles in order to earn logging badges. Enrolled readers earn badges for logging minutes and/or books specific to the titles in a reading list challenge.
Readers enrolled in a reading list challenge will see an additional option when they log in the mobile and web apps to log for the reading list challenge. When readers select that option, Beanstack will present them with a list of titles available in the reading list challenge. Readers will select a title, and then enter their logging information (e.g., date and minutes read) for that title.
What if I want readers to earn badges for any reading?
Set up a regular reading challenge, rather than a reading list challenge, if you want readers to earn badges for reading any titles. You can use the all-ages reading challenge template to do this!
What is the reader experience for reading list challenges?
Readers enrolled in reading list challenges will see a new “Did you complete this book?” toggle in the web app logging form, and can toggle it on to indicate they’ve finished a title. This option already exists in the mobile app.
Readers will see a green check on completed titles in their challenge’s reading list and challenge log. When a reader completes a title in a reading list challenge, they’ll see a congratulatory notification that they’ve completed the title.
Is there a limit to the number of titles I can add to a reading list challenge?
Admins can add up to 25 titles to a reading list challenge.
What types of badges can reading list challenges include?
Reading list challenges can include minutes and books logging and activity badge types only.
So, reading list challenges can NOT include page or day logging badges?
That’s right! Minutes, books, and activity badges only.
Can reading list challenges also be points challenges?
No, reading list challenges cannot be points challenges.
How are book and minute logging badges awarded for reading list challenges?
Book and minute logging badges are awarded for logging minutes or book completions for any title in a reading list challenge. Book and minute logging badges in reading list challenges are not associated with specific titles.
So, for instance, if you selected Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, Across the Risen Sea by Bren MacDibble, and The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander for your reading list challenge, readers can log reading for any of those three titles in order to earn the challenge’s logging badges.
Do readers have to log all the titles in a reading list challenge to complete the challenge?
No. As an administrator, you can require readers to complete specific titles in order to complete the challenge, but this is optional.
How can I require readers to complete specific titles in order to complete a reading list challenge?
There will be a new section in the reading list challenge creator that allows administrators to select any number of titles from the challenge’s reading list to add completing those specific titles to the challenge’s requirements.
If I want to require readers to log some number of any of the titles in a reading list challenge for completion (rather than specific titles), can I do that?
Yes, you can use the existing books logging badges and completion requirements to do this, and simply not require that readers complete any specific titles as part of the challenge’s requirements.
How will readers know which titles are part of a reading list challenge’s completion requirements?
You can add information about completion requirements to your challenge description.
Can I add book logging badges and/or specific title completions to the Winter Reading challenge templates?
Yes, you may update the winter reading challenge completion requirements however you would like.
Will I be able to see title completion information in reading list challenge reports?
Yes, administrators will be able to see information about the numbers of titles completed for overview and detailed challenge reports, along with minute logging information if minute badges are included in the reading list challenge.
Is there any new report functionality for reading list challenges?
No, reading list challenge reports will work the same way that existing challenge reports work, and reading list logging will count toward total logging activity on a site for reports not limited to challenges.
All reading list challenge reports will include information about the number of title completions, and information about minutes logging if the reading list challenge includes minutes logging badges.