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Resources for groups participating in Read City USA's Tails and Tales reading challenge.

Earn 12 sticker badges! Rainforest (toucan), Savanna (elephant), and East Tennessee (black bear)Thank you for choosing to show our community that you value literacy. With help from groups like yours, we will meet Mayor Jacobs' challenge to read one million hours in 2021. 

Plus, every 10 hours your group reads, participants earn animal sticker badges. Collect all 12, and you'll also earn completion prizes. 

What do you want to do?

Get started - Register your group

It's easy to record your group's reading time with Beanstack tracking software. To get started, register your group.

  1. Go to knoxlib.beanstack.org 
  2. Choose Register a Class or Group 
  3. Decide if you’re all going to be reading together (All at one time) or independently (Individually) 
  4. Complete the Registration form with your group information  

Logging your reading time

When you’re ready to record your time, you can log into Beanstack in your browser, or in the app on your mobile phone. (Download for free from the App Store or Google Play.)

  1. Choose Log Reading at the top left corner. 
  2. If you’ve chosen to log group members individually, make sure you log for each person.

Video tutorials

Watch Erin register and log for a group reading together (all at once) and for a group reading independently (individual readers).

 

Printable Resources

Printable resources and activities. A new activity is added each month!

Need additional help?

Contact your branch, or chat with a reference librarian.  

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