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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
Music 01 - Numbered

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

Mar 26, 2018
Header Template Examples - Set 2018-01

Here are some options for colorful header logo / site name graphics!  These are intended to replace the "your logo here" logo placeholder, as well as the site name and tagline/slogan in the header.  You can easily add your own library's name to the graphics using Canva or Google Draw.  You can read detailed instructions in our documentation.

Image icon Background-IceCream-Blank.png, Image icon Background-Sherbet-Blank.png Feb 08, 2018
BookPoints 2018 - Level Badge Set #1

This is a set of 10 numbered level badges, suitable for a program of any age.  Created by the BookPoints team and released for use by all public libraries.

Jan 25, 2018
BookPoints 2018 - Misc Badges

These were created with the OpenBadgeMaker by the BookPoints team and are free for any public library to use.  There are a variety of badges of miscellaneous topics.  These can be downloaded and edited with any graphics application if you'd like to change them, or import them into your BookPoints site as a set.

Jan 25, 2018
iREAD 2017 Teens Badges

A set of ten numbered badges, created by iREAD, aimed at teenage readers.  Shared with permission.

Jan 25, 2018
iREAD 2017 Pre-K Badges

A set of 10 numbered badges developed by iREAD, perfect for Pre-Reader programs. Instead of numerals, each badge's number is represented by a number of stars.  Shared with permission.

Jan 25, 2018
iREAD 2017 Kids Badges

A colorful set of 10 numbered badges, perfect for elementary students. Shared with permission by iREAD.

Jan 25, 2018
iREAD 2017 Adult Badges

Shared with permission.

Jan 25, 2018

Set of badges used last year. Created for author sets and genre. Submitted by Riverside County Library System with permission.

Jan 05, 2016
Open Badge Maker

An online badgemaker tool that lets you quickly create and download cool badges! Choose a background and foreground shapes, icons, text ribbons, style with color and more! Once you've created some cool badges, share them on the badge exchange!

Sample 1:

sample badge

Sample 2:

Image icon BadgeMaker_Sample.png, Image icon BadgeSample2.png Dec 17, 2015