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Beanstack: Find the right book for your child.

Durham County Library is excited to offer patrons access to Beanstack, an online portal that provides free personalized recommendations of children’s books. This online service is free to all customers with a DCL library card. Customers can use Beanstack from any internet-connected device.

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Beanstack is an innovative new way to connect children and their families with books that match each child’s interests, age and reading level.

Every week, a book in the library’s collection will be suggested specifically for each registered child based on the information patrons provide in their Beanstack profile. Recommendations are sent by email and are also available via an online profile that families can access anytime. In addition, each recommendation is accompanied by a learning guide containing helpful tips, background information, and activities to encourage engagement and critical thinking.