News and Announcements

  • 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 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.
  • January 23, 2019

    NASA Graphics Badge Set (2019)

    picture of Mars
    This badge set was created by BookPoints staff based on public domain NASA graphics and can be used by any library!
  • March 26, 2018

    2018 Music - Misc

    guitar badge
    Un-numbered miscellaneous music-themed badges, created by The BookPoints Team, able to be used by any library.
  • March 26, 2018

    Music 01 - Numbered

    A set of ten numbered badges with a fun, musical theme!  Released for use by any library.
  • February 27, 2018

    Certificate Report Preview

    screenshot of sample completion certificate

    Interested in providing your readers with a certificate of achievement?  Check out this year's certificate template!  These can be printed on-demand in the library by staff when readers claim their final prizes.  The library text is customizable, as is the reader name font.