Guided Reading

Guided Reading Levels are more complex than Lexile Scores. They measure length of book, layout, plot, repetition, illustrations, vocabulary, characters, setting, content and theme.

How do I find Guided Reading Levels?

Lexile score

A Lexile score measures a book's difficulty level on a scale from low to high. A low Lexile score means a book will be easier to comprehend

How do I find Liexile scores?

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader (AR) book lists are organized by readability level for books, using a formula similar to a Lexile score.

How do I find Accelerated Reader book lists?
  • Start by finding your school website, then look for AR book lists used by your school.
  • Use the AR book finder.
KidZui

Download KidZui, a free, kid-safe browser. Kids can only access websites, games, pictures, and videos that have been approved by KidZui's editorial staff, parents, and teachers.

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media provides trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.

StaySafeOnline.org

Advice from the National Cyber Security Alliance on topics from cyberbullying to use of mobile devices.

Stop Cyberbullying

Tools to help kids recognize and stop cyberbullying.

kidSAFE®

The kidSAFE® Seal Program is a new, fast-growing “seal of approval” program that independently reviews and certifies the safety practices of children-friendly websites and technologies, including kid-targeted game sites, educational sites, virtual worlds, social networks, mobile apps, tablet devices, and other similar online and interactive products.

Links

Scholastic

Find links to books and learning activities, school help, child development information, kids' activities and news at Scholastic.

DayByDayNY

Use the DayByDayNY interactive calendar to develop a love for books and learning that will last a lifetime. The calendar uses multimedia to enhance books, songs, and family health and bring these components to life.

Guys Read

Guys Read is a web-based literacy probram for boys with a mission to help boys become self-motivates, lifelong readers.

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets offers a wealth of reading strategies, lessons and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and to read better.

To ward off the learning loss that many children experience over the summer, Start with a Book offers parents...lots of engaging ideas for getting kids hooked on reading, exploring and learning all summer long–and beyond.

Kids Know It Network

Started in 1998 by a Salt Lake City educator, the Kids Know It Network strives to provide the highest quality educational activities, products, movies, music, games, articles, textbooks, learning programs, lesson plans, worksheets, and distribute them free of charge.

Reach Out and Read

Promoting early literacy through cooperation with Pediatric Associates of Olean and Salamanca.

Parents and Children Brochure

Download our Parents & Children brochure (pdf). Fill out and return the mailing list form to be notified of upcoming events.

Early Literacy

You are your child's first and most important teacher! There are many things you can do with your child—starting at birth—to help him or her be ready to succeed in school.

ZERO TO THREE

ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.

Center for Early Literacy Learning

The goal of the Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL) is to promote the adoption and sustained use of evidence-based early literacy learning practices. This site has resources for early childhood intervention practitioners, parents, and other caregivers of children—birth to five years of age—with identified disabilities, developmental delays, and those at risk for poor outcomes.

Baby Sign Language

At the Olean Public Library, Baby Sign is a part of our infant story times. Baby Sign materials are available in our Parent/Teacher collection and parent workshops are offered periodically.

Baby Sign Language gives babies the signs they need to express their needs and wants before verbal language develops. Babies “sign” naturally when they wave, point and gesture. Baby Sign uses American Sign Language (ASL) signs to enhance this tendency and provide baby and caregiver with a common language. Babies who sign generally develop language skills at a more rapid rate than babies who do not.

Ready at Five

Ready at Five is a web site that provides ParentTips, parent-child activities, school readiness resources and other important information.

Reading is Fundamental

Reading is Fundamental features activities for kids age birth to five and ages 6-15.