The BookPoints Project develops open source software that public libraries use to run summer reading programs and contests. Our goals:
- develop open source software that will help public libraries build and manage full-featured summer reading program websites;
- provide an affordable managed hosting environment for libraries that need hosting assistance;
- provide libraries with support, training, and other resources to help maximize summer reading successes;
- build a community of librarians and technologists devoted to advancing the software and supporting each other's efforts.
The BookPoints application:
- provides an engaging, mobile-friendly interface for patrons of all ages;
- allows librarians to customize multiple programs for various age and reading groups;
- offers gamification incentives, such as points and online badges;
- offers an in-person prize redemption process for claiming prizes;
- offers a raffle / drawing feature for end-of-year or monthly drawings;
- provides a variety of reports analyzing readers and activities;
The BookPoints Project is sponsored and managed by The Galecia Group with support from participating libraries and the Library of Virginia.