Friday, July 5, 2013

Library Resources

Not sure what your kids should be reading this summer? Mystified by the Lexile score on their CRCT results or the school’s letter about AR tests? Library staff are here to help!

Librarians have the tools to match your child with an exciting book that is on their reading level. We can suggest books based on Lexile score, AR level, grade level, reading interests, and more. FCPL librarians love to match readers with the right book, no matter the age! Ask a librarian today to find your next great read, or fill out one of our Personalized Reading Suggestion forms to get book suggestions sent right to your inbox.

If you can’t make it into the library, you can access the NoveList* literary database from home to help match you or your child with the perfect title. With NoveList, you can search for author and title read alikes and narrow results based on whether you want something slow-paced, fast-paced, suspenseful, gentle, funny, creepy, lyrical, and many, many more book descriptors. You can also use the advanced search function in NoveList to search by Lexile levels.
*Disclaimer: NoveList is used by libraries all over the country, so not every book you find will be at FCPL. Just click the handy “Check the Library Catalog” link below a result to see if it’s on our shelves!

Also check out Lexile.com and ARbookfind.com for help with determining the levels of the books your children are reading.

Cleo Slaughter
Youth Services Supervisor

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