News and Announcements

  • 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

    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

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    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!

  • November 20, 2019

    2020 iREAD Banners - Set 1

    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.