News and Announcements

  • November 20, 2019

    2020 iREAD Banners

    Thanks to the great folks at iREAD, we're able to offer these iREAD-aligned banner images for your BookPoints 2020 apps!
  • November 18, 2019

    2020 iREAD Badge Sets

    Thanks to the great folks over at iREAD, we're able to offer FOUR sets of badges matching iREAD's 2020 art theme: Read! Investigate! Discover!  One set each for PreK, Elementary, Teens, and Adults; each set includes a badge for the numbers 1-10 and an "infinity symbol" badge.
  • September 02, 2019

    2020 Summer Reading Planning Begins Now!

    Our 2019 BookPoints Summer Reading libraries have given out their prizes, printed their reports, and it's time to begin planning for 2020!

    Interested in using BookPoints in 2020?  Contact us today!

  • May 20, 2019

    Public Shield Function

    Many of you have asked for the ability to "hide" your site from the public until you're ready to launch it, to keep the eager beavers from signing up early before you launch.  In previous years, we had some workarounds for "locking" your site but they weren't very friendly.
  • May 03, 2019

    How Add Lists with Cover Images to Your Koha OPAC

    Admin Note: Many thanks to Chris Slone of the Camden County Library System, Camden County, New Jersey, for providing this helpful HOW-TO resource for Koha libraries using BookPoints!
  • January 30, 2019

    New Feature: "Protected Modes" During Spring Setup

    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.

  • January 25, 2019

    Library of Congress - Children's Books

    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!  
  • January 24, 2019

    2019 Space Header Template

    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.
  • January 23, 2019

    "Summer at Your Library" - Outcomes and Outreach Toolkit

    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!   
  • January 23, 2019

    BookPoints 2019 - General Set #1

    Image of a star and the words "Five star reader"
    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.