Title Description File Link Post date
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!

Feb 09, 2021
Current Events Badges

A small badge set for 2020-21 current events.

Feb 05, 2021
Current Events - Summer of 2020

Is your library providing programming related to the events of 2020?  We're releasing these new digital badges covering topics like COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter for use in BookPoints or elsewhere.

Jun 25, 2020
"Code" Badges 1 - 5

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 26, 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

iREAD logoThanks 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 21, 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 11, 2020
Button color CSS overrides

Use these in the "Custom CSS" section of the "BookPoints Customizable" theme customization control panel to override the colors of your various buttons.  Replace the #hex color code with your own colors.

/* front page, login button */

form#user-login-form input#edit-submit { background-color: #3a3166; border-color #3a3166;}


/* front page, register button */

form#regbutton input { background-color: #3a3166; border-color #3a3166;}


/* reader dashboard, Add Reader button */

May 11, 2020
2020 iREAD Badges: Pres, Kids, Teens, and Adults

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.

May 04, 2020
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!

Nov 20, 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.

File BookPoints2020-Badges-iREAD-importfile.csv Nov 18, 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 20, 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!

May 03, 2019
Self-Hosted Configuration: Set Registration and Logging Dates

If you host your own site, you'll need to set your Registration Open and Close Dates, as well as your Program Begin and End Dates.

Set Registration Dates:

Jan 30, 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!


Jan 25, 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.

Jan 24, 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!   

Jan 23, 2019
BookPoints 2019 - General Set #1

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.

Jan 23, 2019
NASA Graphics Badge Set (2019)

This badge set was created by BookPoints staff based on public domain NASA graphics and can be used by any library!

Jan 23, 2019
2018 Music - Misc

Un-numbered miscellaneous music-themed badges, created by The BookPoints Team, able to be used by any library.

Mar 26, 2018