We’ve seen a 42% increase in students borrowing books.
We work with schools and public libraries to make sure Huey the bookbot suits the needs of its child readers, has the right tone, and gives the best recommendations.
Designed especially for 5 -12 year olds. A child is asked fun questions about the things they like, then they get a list of books they will enjoy. Younger children can use Huey with their parents.
A wealth of research tells us when children enjoy what they read they have better educational outcomes, increased fluency, improvements in maths and greater wellbeing.
"Students who did not normally visit the library were coming in at lunchtime to use the bot and borrow books because it was fun."
"This will provide an engaging, browsable area for children and families to explore the breadth and diversity of our unique children’s literature collection. "
"I was talking to a Stage 3 teacher who told me the book bot chose some books for one of the girls in her class - she said she had never seen the little girl read a book from cover to cover like that before."
Help children find books in your collection, and understand the kind of books your cohorts are looking for.