INDIANAPOLIS (June 2, 2014) — [ALA Booth #1103] Evanced Solutions, a library software developer and subsidiary of Demco, announces today the latest addition to its reader engagement software suite, Wandoo Reader.
Both a reading tracker and a game, Wandoo Reader features a new story, graphics and game theme annually. For 2014, young library patrons play a virtual robot-building game. As children record their reading, they progress through difﬁculty levels geared to their individual reading abilities. Along the way, they can unlock different robot-part combinations to build their own unique robot. Children will also receive game codes that unlock special robot parts and incentivize return visits to the library. At the end of the library's reading program, participants can print and share their robot creations. Each user account is automatically saved, enabling librarians to easily track reading development all year long and from year to year.
"With the ability to customize and build more than 10,000 unique robots and win incentives, Wandoo Reader empowers children to develop their reading levels further and continue gameplay even after summer ends," said Rob Cullin, president and co-founder of Evanced Solutions. "The program takes reading to the next level by offering a true gaming experience for kids while easing the administrative load for library staff."
Evanced has more than 12 years of experience developing sophisticated software solutions for public libraries. On June 18 at 1 p.m. EST, the company will offer a sneak peek of Wandoo Reader and its 2015 theme—superheroes—during a special webinar, "Gamify Your Summer Reading Programs: How to Increase Participation and Completion with Wandoo Reader." The ALA attendee exclusive webinar is geared for all public library decision-makers, including directors, deputy directors and assistant directors. All attendees will be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. During the webinar, attendees will see Wandoo Reader in action and will learn tips and tricks to help get the most out of their seasonal reading programs. To register for the webinar, visit www.evancedsolutions.com/webinars.
Wandoo Reader is compliant with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and can run as a standalone product or in conjunction with Evanced Solutions' classic Summer Reader program.
Other Wandoo Reader features include:
- Simple setup that activates within minutes.
- Customizable permission levels for staff and volunteers.
- Comprehensive and easy-to-export reports.
- Data tracking that associates with specific schools.
To register for "Gamify Your Summer Reading Programs: How to Increase Participation and Completion with Wandoo Reader" visit www.evancedsolutions.com/webinars.
To learn more about Evanced Solutions' reading program management products, visit www.evancedsolutions.com.
About Evanced Solutions
Evanced Solutions provides simple, cost-effective tools for event calendaring, mediated and unmediated room booking, and reader engagement, including reading program management. As part of the Demco family, Evanced Solutions' software is designed and developed with librarians to help streamline processes, save time and increase communications for libraries and their staffs.