Demco Software’s Summer Reading Solution Plays Powerful Role in Nationwide Literacy

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Public Libraries Everywhere are Leveraging Wandoo Reader to meet summer reading goals – the 2018 Usage Report Tells the Story

2018 Wandoo Reader Usage Report
Nearly 3,000 libraries used Wandoo Reader to engage just under 800,000 participants for their summer programs.

Demco Software recently released its 2018 Wandoo Reader Usage Report, which demonstrates that libraries across the country are taking summer reading programs to new heights. Wandoo Reader introduces exciting ways for patrons of all ages to connect with the public library, all while streamlining reading program management for library staff.

The summer of 2018 proved to be another record-setting year for Wandoo Reader and libraries that utilize this management tool to track their reading programs. Nearly 3,000 libraries used Wandoo Reader to engage just under 800,000 participants for their summer programs. More than 25% of these registrants were first-time Wandoo Reader registrants.

This year, summer reading program participants used Wandoo Reader to collectively log 644,826 books, more than 16.5 million pages, and more than 2 billion minutes. New in 2018, participants could submit book reviews through the online portal and more than 16,000 reviews were received, many of which were prompted by Wandoo Reader Challenges. In addition to all their reading, just over 220,000 Challenges were tackled by this year’s summer reading program participants.

We’d like to congratulate every library and participant for completing another successful summer full of reading, learning and fun! Any library looking for ways to use their summer reading program statistics to impress local leaders, library decision-makers, and funding stakeholders to prove your library’s community impact should download this essential guide: How to Demonstrate Your Library’s Summer Reading Impact.

Demco Software provides software to libraries seeking new ways to engage their communities. The Demco Discover platform makes it easier to do everything from creating and promoting popular programs to sharing insights and meaningful outcomes – so libraries can drive their mission forward. Learn more at

If you would like more information about this topic, please call Kayla Fargo at (608) 245-5300, or email

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