The best feature of BookPoints is the growing community of dedicated librarians that commit time and resources to the project! From helping to improve documentation to sharing badges for other libraries to use -- join us today!
It's time for our annual 2020 "Most Popular Books!" list, a completely unscientific survey of books entered into BookPoints websites across the United States! These are some of the most popular books entered in multiple library systems:
2020 is the biggest year ever for the BookPoints community! Dozens of libraries are using BookPoints this summer to safely and cost-effectively deliver summer reading programs to thousands of patrons across the United States. (And Canada! A hearty "welcome" to our new libraries up north! :-)
We made a simple map so you can check out summer reading programs in your area and across the country. Is your library using BookPoints but isn't on the map? Let us know!
25JunIs your library providing programming related to the events of 2020? We're releasing these new digital badges covering topics like COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter for use in BookPoints or elsewhere.
A few libraries so far have reported that spam-bots have been creating accounts on their site and attempting to submit book reviews. (As you know, the Book Review feature can't be used for spamming, because librarians must approve any post before it goes public. Nevertheless, the spam-bots keep trying. :-)
The BookPoints app has a "reCAPTCHA" option that we can enable to help prevent spammers from creating an account. (This is the feature you've probably seen on other websites where you must click the picture of motorcycles or storefronts to confirm your humanity.)
We wanted to show off this great "Intro to BookPoints" video created by the Hopkinton Public Library in Hopkinton, MA. This is a really cool introduction to a creative and well-designed summer reading app!