Our Lady of Lourdes School uses the Accelerated Reader program. Many more of the 9,000 titles in our library collection have quizzes available. Students and their parents will be able to access information about books through their home computer using AR Bookfinder at www.arbookfind.com.
Using the Quick search, any title, author name, or keyword you type will pull up all titles related to those words. Select the tab marked Advanced search and the user can search based on the child’s reading level (ATOS book level). Another great feature is the ability to filter out books whose content is inappropriate for your child’s age level. To do this, select a category from the drop down box next to “Interest Level.” The choices will be:
*Titles that are marked as upper grades or UG will not be available as quizzes at our school, nor will the books be available in our library.
These interest levels are based on the recommendations of the publisher and/or literary book reviews by professional organizations. The final decision on whether the content of the book is appropriate for a particular child is left to parents. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact our school librarian, Lynn Workman.
AR Bookfinder will also provide you with a short description of the book and the AR BookBag feature allows you to create a list which can be printed and taken to any library or bookstore. The Collections tab will enable you to view Awards, State Lists, and Librarians’ Picks.
We are so excited to be able to offer such a wonderful tool for helping our children find the very best books to read and we hope you will find it to be very useful.