News and Announcements

  • December 20, 2022

    BookPoints: 2023, 2024, and Beyond!

    Hi BookPoints libraries!

    So, the big news up front: our team has decided that we will discontinue the current BookPoints software after the 2023 summer reading season next autumn.  There are a few important reasons for this:

  • January 17, 2022

    2022 Certificates Available: Six New Styles!

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    We're pleased to show off our 2022 completion certificates, which can be automatically generated for your patrons!  We have six styles to choose from, and you can choose multiple styles so that you can award different types of certificates to different programs.  This year we also have a black-and-white-only template for libraries that aren't using color printers!  Our 2022 hosting partner libraries can also use their own certificate templates.

  • December 15, 2021

    iREAD 2022 Badges Now Available!

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    We're very pleased to announce that our partnership with iREAD continues, and we'd like to thank them for allowing us to provide these iREAD "Read Beyond The Beaten Path" badges for the 2022 Summer Reading season!  These badges will be available for use by any iREAD-eligible library using BookPoints.

    This year, there are the usual four age-based sets of badges: Pre-Reader, Kids/Elementary, Teen, Adult/All-Ages -- plus a cool new fifth set exploring different genres of books!  Check them all out!

  • December 14, 2021

    2022 iREAD Banners

    Once again, we'd like to thank our partners at iREAD who have graciously donated their digital assets again so that we can produce digital banners and badge sets that match the iREAD theme.  These badges and banners are only for use by our iREAD-partner libraries.    
  • August 16, 2021

    Bermuda National Library Selects "BookPoints" App for 2021 Summer Reading Program

    The Bermuda National Library has selected and implemented The Galecia Group's "BookPoints" summer reading application software for the 2021 summer reading season.  The Bermuda National Library is the public library service for the territory's 63,000 residents, and the summer reading program, "Tails & Tales," will be aimed at the approximately 10,000 youth who live on the islands.

  • February 09, 2021

    2021 iREAD Badges

    Thanks to iREAD for graciously partnering with The BookPoints project again this year, allowing us to pre-load 2021 badges for Pre-Readers, Kids, Teens, and Adults!  Reading Colors Your World!
  • February 05, 2021

    Current Events Badges

    Black Lives Matter
    A small badge set for 2020-21 current events.
  • 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!