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Understanding the Patron Side of Wandoo Reader

Wandoo Reader’s patron side is built around the concept of themes. A theme represents the visual components to how the program looks to patrons.

Reader has multiple themes which can be applied to a program. The Simple Theme presents a clean easy-to-use interface for patrons of all ages.

Wandoo Reader has five “story gamified themes”.  Additional information on the themes can be found in the program themes article.

Wandoo Reader’s patron side has certain elements that are constant regardless of the theme.

The registration process depends the intended age of the program. The theme you choose does not affect how registration unfolds.

Programs requiring patrons to enter their birth date to verify they are old enough to participate for the program. Once entrance granted, they will be able to complete their registration and taken to the patron home page.  Programs can also be restricted to a specific age or grade range.

The logo slot can be customized with your library’s branding. The banner slot can also be used for any image you like.  These images display in the program's header.

The sponsors section allows you to say thanks to your program's partners!  A custom image and/or text can be added to provide the ability to recognize your sponsors and partnerships.

Important messages may change location based on the theme, but they always reflect what you’ve entered in on the staff side. Note that you can embed video in this spot as well.

If you use Evanced SignUp or Events, you can also embed your XML calendar feed into the page as well.

Book Reviews can be enabled per program to encourage greater community engagement in the reading program.  When enabled, participants can see the reviews posted by other program participants.  The book reviews are not visible until they have been reviewed and approved by library staff.

All the themes are mobile-responsive as well. They all function well in a mobile browser from phones to tablets.

All the themes have the Books tab in which patron logs are recorded. The book images are generated from a curated database of books, though patrons can enter books not in the database as well. Catalog integration with your ILS system is not currently available.  The Books tab will not appear when a program is configured to the no-logging type.  

Programs can be configured to track books, pages, minutes, or custom quantity logging.  The requirement for book title can be turned on/off for quantity logging programs.  The book title field displaying on the logging forms can be turned on/off. If  you select the no logging option, logging related actions will be disabled/removed from your program.  (i.e. add logs, character/story line themes, etc.)

Patrons in a program that is for patrons over the age of 13 can share what books they’ve read via social media. Wandoo Reader currently supports Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

The challenge tab provides quick access to challenges that are in progress as well as completed challenges. The challenge feature allows you to incentivize a wide array of literacy and learning activities. Again, these can be shared via social media. For more information about challenges, please check out the challenge video, or visit the challenge article

The awards tab shows the certificates, badges and prizes the patron has won. Prizes will be marked as unredeemed or redeemed depending on whether or not the patron has claimed his or her prize. For more information about prizes and certificates, please check out the prize and certificate video.

Patrons can be enrolled in multiple programs at the same time, and easily switch between them.

They can also update their personal information, and if parents who have multiple children in a program can change between their children’s accounts as well.

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