Have you tried Beanstack?

OPL is proud to announce... Beanstack! Get weekly emails with recommended books, apps, and events for your kids.

Are you looking for a way to find new books for your kids, or keep track of your favorites? How about adding to your little ones' excitement about reading with digital badges? Wondering what apps will be best for your family? Sounds like you should give Beanstack a try!

When you sign up for Beanstack, you'll start getting weekly emails with recommended books, apps, and events based on your child's interests and age. Click the link in your email and go straight to OPL's online catalog, where you can place the book on hold to pick up at your nearest branch. Couldn't be simpler! Click here for instructions and a helpful (and cute) video.

As you and your child read, you can save the books to their profile and earn animal and superhero badges. 

Here at OPL, we especially love that Beanstack helps families find books with diverse characters doing everything things, and its emphasis on multiracial and same-sex families. We're also happy to have a tool to recommend some of the best apps for kids. We hope you love it too!