Madison, WI (Thursday, November 17, 2016) - Evanced, the market-leading creator of web-enabled library services, has released a new case study that highlights how their summer reading program management tool Wandoo Reader is flexible enough to support libraries of all sizes. While some of the largest library systems in the country also use the tool to offer a consistent reading program across their large footprints, this case study focuses on how Louisville (OH) Public Library leverages Wandoo Reader to engage its tight-knit community
Louisville Public Library serves the residents of Nimishillen Township and the city of Louisville, a community of approximately 10,000. "Though our community is on the smaller end, we still struggled with offering staff a way to keep track of progress and accomplishments. That kept us from being able engage as many patrons as possible," shared Deborah Long, Louisville Public Library's Adult & Teen Services Manager. To learn more about how the library used Wandoo Reader to triple their teen and adult registrations for their summer reading program, view the full case study here.
"While the top 25 largest U.S. public libraries serve an excess of 1 million people, 80% of U.S. public libraries serve populations of under 25,000. One thing that these libraries, no matter their size, have in common is that most of them offer a summer reading program," shared Mary Casey, Evanced's Marketing Director. "We hope that Louisville's success inspires libraries of all sizes to re-imagine the potential of their summer and year-round reading programs. Deborah Long proves that with the right data, you can transform your community and Wandoo Reader provides just that — plus a user-friendly, engaging interface for readers of all ages."
To see how your summer reading program can benefit from Wandoo Reader, visit http://evancedsolutions.com/products/wandooreader/.
About the Louisville Public Library
Since 1935, the Louisville Public Library has built a rich history of service to residents of the City of Louisville and surrounding Stark County, Ohio. Driven by three main goals — advancement of knowledge; enlightenment of the community; and provision of recreational reading, listening, and viewing materials — the Library takes pride in its longstanding tradition of providing the materials and services required by a changing society.
About Wandoo Reader
Offered by Evanced, a Demco software solution and market-leading creator of web-enabled library services, Wandoo Reader is a powerful community engagement tool that librarians dream about when they envision hassle-free, data-driven reading program management. Wandoo Reader increases participation and engagement with a game-like experience, simplified patron registration, detailed reporting and a mobile-friendly interface appreciated by patrons and staff alike. It's more than just an easy-to-implement tool — Wandoo Reader is a library's connection to the data needed to prove return on investment in programming and the insight needed to help libraries remain strategic community leaders.