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Wandoo Reader - Quick Program Setup

From the Wandoo Reader menu, click Add Program. 



Quick Add 


Program Name 

Apply any name that best fits your program.  Names must be unique, however, so if you have previously used a program name like "Children's Program", try and add the year to the name to make it more unique.  Please keep in mind the longer the program name, the longer the Program URL will be. 

  • Good Examples: Adult Summer Reading 2015 or 2015 Children's Program 

  • Vague Examples: Adult Reading or Children's Program 

Note: This cannot be changed once the Program URL has been created. 


Program Theme 

Select a Program Theme from the drop list.  There are eight themes available for Wandoo Reader.  

Building: The Building Theme opens with our archeologist and scientist presented with a challenge. Learn from the designs of others and build a better world! Readers will travel together with the characters as they take lessons from history and today.

Imagine:  The Imagine theme encourages kids to tell their story.  The theme introduces kids to some of the different types of stories. 

Robots: The Robot Theme encourages kids to build their own robot as they solve the mystery of a robot who visits the library. 

Rock: The Rock Theme story line involves traveling to notable performance halls/arenas etc.  The characters are based off of musical instruments.

Simple: The Simple Theme does not have any built-in game/story elements. 

Sports:  The Sports Theme encourages kids to travel the universe and compete in several sporting events.  

Superheroes: The Superhero Theme encourages kids to discover their own super powers via reading.

Universe:  The Universe Theme introduces kids to some of the places in our solar system.  


New themes will be added periodically. For more information on themes, please refer to this article. 

Note: You can use the same theme for multiple programs. 

Program Themes can be changed after patrons have started registering for the program, but is highly not recommended after program has started. 


Program URL 

This is automatically generated by the system when you save your program for the first time, after all required fields have been completed.  


Program Info  


Program Start 

This is the day your program starts allowing patrons to log from the patron side.  Simply click on the calendar icon to switch between days, months, and years to pick the best date for your program to start.  

Note: It has to be before the end date, and on or after the registration start date. 


Program End 

This is the day your challenges and prizes stop calculating for patrons and patrons will no longer be able to submit challenge submissions or reading logs.   Simply click on the calendar icon to switch between days, months, and years to pick the best date for your program to end.  

Note: It has to be after the start date.   


Logging Type 


Select a Logging Type.  Wandoo Reader supports books, pages, minutes, or custom quantity as a logging type.  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.) 

NoteThe "Custom" logging type allows you to create a custom logging quantity type. All logging types can be used in conjunction with Challenges.


Patron Logging Limit (only for Minutes ,Pages, and Custom Quantity Logging Types) 


This is where you can limit your patrons to how many minutes or pages they can enter per submission.  This can be set per program. 

Example: If the limits are set like the example above for minutes, and the patron tries to log 601 minutes, it will give them an error message.  In the second example above for logging type of pages, and the patron tries to log 1001 pages, it will give them an error message.  They will need to change their submission in order to submit their log.  

Note: The limit does not pertain to logging for patrons on the staff side.

Require Book Title

This allows you to disable the book title requirement for quantity logging programs.

Display Book Title Field

If the book title is not required, you can hide the book title entry field. 

Enable Book Suggestions 

This is where you can enable or disable the book suggestion list on the patron, and can be set per program.  

Enable Book Reviews

This will turn on/off the book reviews feature for your program.




Library/Department Name, Contact Name, and Contact Email Address 

Library/Department name will appear in the registration confirmation email that goes out to patrons.  The contact name and email address are internal identifiers.  

Note: Each Program can have a different contact person.  



Registration Start 

This is the date the patrons can begin to register for the program using the public link. 

Note: It cannot be after the program start date. 


Birthdate Range 

Select the Birth date Range for your program.   

Note: Birth date Range goes oldest to youngest.  Date can be entered from key pad or selecting from the calendar widget.  

For example: If your registration date is set for 05/01/2016.  And you are creating a Teen Program for the age range of 13 - 19.  It is best to have the birthdate range of 05/02/1996 to 05/01/2003.  (For newborn programs, it is best to not put an ending birthdate range, but instead leave it blank. So that any children born in the future can still participate at a later time.) 

Keep in mind, that for the teen program, that anyone born on or before 05/01/1996 would be considered older than 19 years old, and would not be eligible for this program.  Also, anyone born on or after 05/02/2003 would be considered younger than 13 years old, and would not be eligible for this program.  (For adult programs, it is best to not put a starting birthdate range, such as 1917 or 1916, but to instead leave it blank. So that any adult even age 104 or older can still participate).  


Age Range  

This will set the age range allowed into your program without requiring the registrant to submit their birth date.  The minimum and maximum age range are required for this option.


This will set the grade range allowed into your program.  The minimum and maximum grade range are required for this option. 


Require Email 

Email address is optional per program during registration.   

Note: If a patron does not supply an email address, they will not be able to reset their password.  They will have to contact the library to reset the password.  This is not a recommended workflow.  


Email Field Label 

Select the text displayed in the confirmation email sent to patrons. Either Email or Parent/Guardian Email.  


Require School/Grade 

School/Grade and Gender is optional per program during registration. This will require the patron to select their grade and school during registration.  If the Grade Range option is enabled, you can turn on/off the school requirement. 

Note: When School/Grade is required, you will need to go to the Program Details page, to select a school(s) or add new schools to the list to be included during registration. 

Require Gender 

Gender is optional per program during registration. You can choose whether or not to require the gender question.  If the requirement is enabled, the list of gender options can be customized. 

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