The Altoona Area Public Library offers BookFlix for young readers!

The Altoona Area Public Library offers BookFlix for young readers!

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Good news – Through the Commonwealth Libraries of Pennsylvania, Altoona Area Public Library patrons now have access to a fun, new reading program that you and your child can access from home!  Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.  This engaging resource for children in grades PreK-3 will help early readers develop and practice essential reading skills and introduces students to a world of knowledge and exploration.

Your children can access Scholastic BookFlix anywhere there is an Internet connection.  This interactive resource will help them get excited about reading and books and extends learning beyond school hours.  The BookFlix link is conveniently located on our website, under the Digital Library tab. BookFlix includes:

>             110 classic video storybooks each paired with a related nonfiction eBook.

>             Spanish language versions of 32 pairs.

>             Read-aloud supports so students can hear each book narrated and also hear definitions of key words and directions for each activity.

>             Educational games and activities so children can show what they have learned.

>             Safe, age-appropriate web links selected by Scholastic’s editors so kids can extend their learning on a topic.

>             Meet the author section to learn more about the author of each fiction book.

Scholastic BookFlix is specifically created to support non-, beginning and reluctant readers – it’s the perfect resource for independent reading practice at school and at home!

For more information about our subscription to Scholastic BookFlix and for easy instructions for using BookFlix from home, please contact Youth Room staff at 814-946-0417 ext. 123.