The Group Book Bank allows Reading Program Organizers to place books in the Book Bank of all readers associated with a reading group.
When an organizer places books within the Group Book Bank, the books will appear in the “Books I’m Reading” area of their individual Book Banks.
Readers can finish books in the Group Book Bank, but cannot delete them from the “Books I’m Reading” area. Readers can still add and manage books to their personal Book Banks.
Reading Program Organizers can add and remove books from the Group Bank anytime. If a reader has finished a book in the Group Book Bank prior to it being removed, the book will remain the reader’s “Finished Books” area of the Book Bank.
It’s simple to add books to the Group Book Bank either upon creating a Reading Goal or anytime after a Reading Group is created.
Here’s how to add books to a Group Book Bank:
Step 1: Navigate to the “Edit Books” area of the Reading Group Dashboard.
Step 2: Click the “Add Book” area to open the search function.
Step 3: Use the search function to find the book you want add to the Group Book Bank. Enter a title, author, ISBN or EAN to find the exact edition of a book.
Step 4: Once you find the book you’d like to place in the Group Book Bank, click “Add Book”. Once the book is added, the copy “Book Added” will appear. Repeat searching and adding within the search function to add as many books as you’d like. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS STEP DOES NOT SAVE THE GROUP BOOK BANK.
Step 5: Close the Search box. Click the X at the top right of the search function.
Step 6: Save/Update Group Book Bank. Once you close the search function, you will see the books you’ve added. scroll to the bottom of the window and click UPDATE to save the book bank.
Step 7: Removing Books. You can remove a book from the Group Book Bank anytime. Navigate to the book in the Group Book Bank and click the “Remove” button.
Step 8: Don’t forget to click UPDATE every time you make a change, including removing books.