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The Meadows School Libraries: Independent Reading Program

Independent Reading Program

Unlock the Magic of Reading
This year we have made some changes to our Independent Reading Program so all Lower School students are on a school-wide system.

First, we made these changes to support your child's love of learning and to provide the freedom of literary choice. With the new program, students will have more independence and ownership over their reading!
  • We will be using Biblionasium, an online system, to track students' reading.
  • The system is linked directly to our library catalog and uses the same log-in information students already have assigned.
  • Instructions for accessing Biblionasium, adding books to your child's virtual bookshelf, and tracking minutes read can be found here

Additionally, we believe reading should not only happen during the nine months we attend school, so this new system starts now so families can encourage their children to read all year long, even during the summer!
  • Students entering grades 1-2 in the fall have an optional Summer Reading Challenge to complete.
  • Students entering grades 3-5 have the option to participate in one (or five!) Reading Challenges.
  • These challenges are different for each grade level.
  • They can be completed in any order and it is not necessary to complete one challenge prior to moving to the next.
  • To see the books for each grades' reading challenges, click here.

Kindergartners will not start using the new system until the second semester of the 21-22 school year. 

Independent Reading will continue into the school year. Information on reading requirements, quarterly projects, how to engage readers, and more, can be found