News and Announcements

  • September 09, 2020

    Time for Fall Reading Programs?!

    With many libraries across the US either closed or operating with limited capacity, we've had a lot of inquiries about turning BookPoints into a platform for Fall Reading Programs!  So this year, for the first year ever, we'll be providing hosted BookPoints services for libraries year-round!  

  • July 09, 2020

    2020's Most Popular Books!

    cartoon penguin smilingIt'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:

  • June 29, 2020

    The BookPoints Community

    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!  

  • June 25, 2020

    Current Events - Summer of 2020

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    Is 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.
  • June 25, 2020

    New "reCAPTCHA" anti-spam feature available

    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.)

  • June 19, 2020

    Great Intro Video from Hopkinton!

    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!

  • May 27, 2020

    New Site Launch Options for Hosting Partners

    Hi BookPoints Libraries!

    We've had some questions from new libraries about launching their new sites, and we wanted to let you know about a couple of new ways that we can help!

  • May 26, 2020

    "Code" Badges 1 - 5

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    These neon-inspired "Code" badges were created by Granville County Library System in Granville County, North Carolina, as part of their scavenger hunt feature!  
  • May 21, 2020

    2020 Banners

    These 2020 banners are available for all BookPoints hosting customers to download.  (Need instructions on changing your banner?)
  • May 21, 2020

    2020 iREAD Banners - Set 2

    Thanks to the fine folks at iREAD, we're happy to release these BookPoints banners for iREAD-participating libraries!  If your patrons are going to Read, Investigate, Discover, get them started with a banner matching your iREAD materials!  (And make sure you get the 2020 iREAD Digital Badge collection for your site as well!)