Librarians have asked multiple times if there is a way to "protect" their BookPoints application and keep it private during the spring setup phase. Especially for libraries who have used the software before, sometimes eager readers visit the app while it's broken or full of test data. We want to keep those users away from the site until the library chooses to launch it.
We've made a few significant changes behind the scene which should make your spring setup phase more secure.
The Library of Congress has digitized many beautiful 19th- and 20th-Century children's picture books - they're free for any library to use in any way. Print them out, download them to an e-reader or tablet, or embed them in your BookPoints application!
The 2019 default space header installed on your site (visible at https://demo.bookpoints.org) can be replaced with one using your library's name! Download the image below and open it with your favorite graphic editor. (You can also use Google Draw or Canva to edit it directly.) Put your own library's name on it or use it as-is.
Looking to plan your summer reading program with outcomes and outreach measurement initiatives? This online toolkit from the California Library Association has all the information that you need to get started!
This collection of icons includes a number of topical badges (sports, pets, outdoors, etc.) as well as generic congratulatory badges (champion, five-star reader, etc.). These icons can be used by any library! Public Domain / Creative Commons Zero.