Create a Destiny Discover Engage reading program

Destiny Discover Engage reading programs help librarians and teachers promote reading initiatives to students in a fun way.


  • This feature requires a subscription to Destiny Discover Engage.
  • Users with any of the following Collections roles can create a program: Administrator, Instructor, Staff, or Faculty.
  • A program is a reading initiative created by a librarian or teacher, whereas a challenge can be set up by a student as a personal goal or social activity with friends.

There are two types of programs:

  • Public programs let you launch events that anyone can join, such as school-wide read alouds, summer reading, and book clubs. These are usually optional.
  • Private programs let you assign specific students to read books that meet an instructional need or support an area of interest. These are required.

Create a program

  1. In the Destiny Discover header, click Book Club.

    Book Club page with My Programs tab and Create Program option highlighted.

  3. Enter a program name and a description (optional).

    Create Reading Program slide-out.

  4. Select one of the following:
    • Private: Only students you assign are part of the program.
    • Public: Anyone at your school can join. These appear on the Open Programs page. Public programs can also include participants you assign.

    Note: Students assigned to a program do not have the option to leave that program.

  5. From the SELECT PROGRAM TYPE drop-down, select one of the following:
    • Books in Order: Students read all books in a specified order.
    • X Of Y Books: Students read a specific number of books from a group of titles.

      Note: A Number of Books drop-down will appear, but you will not be able to select a number until you have added at least one title (step 9).

  6. In the Set Start Date and Set End Date fields, click Calendar icon. to select dates.
  7. From the SET REMINDERS drop-down, select a frequency.

    Create Reading Program slide-out - Program Details section.

  8. In the ASSIGN STUDENTS section: 
    1. Click Add icon..
    2. Search for a student's name, and then click INVITE. Repeat this step for each student.
    3. Click Invite to Program.

    Note: This step is required for private programs, and optional for public programs.

  9. In the ADD TITLES section:
    1. Click Add icon..
    2. Search for a title to add to the program.
    3. Next to the title, select More Options icon. > Add to Program. Repeat this step for each title.
    4. To change the order of the titles, drag and drop them into the desired sequence.

      Note: If you selected the Program Type X Of Y Books in step 5, use the Number of Books drop-down in the PROGRAM DETAILS section to set how many titles are required to complete the program.

  10. Do one of the following:
    • To save the program as a draft, click Save.
    • To make the program active, click Publish Program.


    • You can save a program as a draft without completing all required information.
    • Access active, draft, and closed programs (completed) by going to Book Club > MY PROGRAMS.

    Create Reading Program slide-out - Assign Students and Add Titles sections.

Note: You can also add a title to a new or existing program from the homepage, search results, or when viewing title information.

Edit, duplicate, or remove a program

  1. In the Destiny Discover header, click Book Club.
  2. Click MY PROGRAMS.
  3. Select the program you want to edit, duplicate, or remove.

    Reading Program with edit, duplicate, and unpublish options highlighted.

  4. Do one of the following:

    If you want to...

    Edit the program
    1. Click EDIT PROGRAM.
    2. Make any changes.
    3. Click Save.

    Note: Participants will be notified of any changes to the name, book list, or dates.

    Duplicate the program
    2. Make any changes.

      Note: You cannot have two programs with the same name.

    3. Do one of the following:
      • To save the program as a draft, click Save.
      • To make the program active, click Publish Program.

    Remove the program

    1. Click UNPUBLISH. A pop-up appears.
    2. Click OK to confirm.

    Note: You will still be able to access a draft version of the program; however, it will be removed for other users.

Participate and track program progress

Note: Looking for a way for students to challenge each other to meet reading goals? See Create a Destiny Discover Engage challenge.