Plugging a great new Brooklyn Public Library service: Beanstack
I’ve fallen deep for the Brooklyn Public Librarys’s new service, Beanstack, which helps parents and children find just-right books (and apps, crafts, games, videos, activities) from the library’s catalog. As stated on the BPL’s website, Beanstack is “an online portal that connects families with books, apps and educational programs that match their children’s reading levels and interests.”
Along with Beanstack’s own writers, the platform enlists Super Heroes aka Brooklyn Public Library’s Children’s Librarians to curate (who isn’t a curator nowadays?) guides based on themes such as On the Farm, Extreme Weather, Our Bodies, Under the Sea, Construction and Big Machines. Each theme includes age appropriate book, activity, and app suggestions based on the topic.
I’m hoping my enthusiasm will be contagious, and that you too will enlist your little ones (and your little ones’ friends) to use this nifty platform. It’s like having your very own children’s librarian at the touch of a button or the swipe of a finger (and you don’t even have to get out of your pajamas). I can’t make this stuff up.
Begin at the Brooklyn Public Library link to Beanstack:
Or you can access Beanstack through the BPL app on your personal electronic device. Believe the dream.