News and Announcements

  • 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

    Code #1
    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!)
  • May 13, 2020

    May 2020: You Still Have Time for Online Summer Reading!

    Due to widespread closures, many libraries are moving to online summer reading programs for the first time and are concerned about the time constraints required to set up their websites.  Here's some helpful information from the BookPoints team:

  • May 11, 2020

    Demo Webinar

    Need an in-depth look at BookPoints, from the patrons' perspective as well as the "behind the scenes" view of staff?  Check out this recording of one of our spring 2020 demonstration webinars.  
  • May 04, 2020

    2020 iREAD Badges: Pres, Kids, Teens, and Adults

    sample badge #3
    Thanks to iREAD for generously sharing their digital badges with us!  This set contains four series of badges in one single import file: pre-readers, kids, teens, and adults.  Each series contains ten numbered badges, 1-10, and an infinity symbol badge.
  • April 02, 2020

    BookPoints 2020 Demo Webinars

    We've added some more demo webinars for April! If you're looking to check out BookPoints for 2020, find a demo on our calendar and sign up to learn more!