Excellence in Reading
Excellence in Reading has been a cornerstone of the Winter Haven Library’s Youth Services Department since 1982. Children read specially chosen Excellence in Reading books, test on the Library’s dedicated computers and earn incentives and prizes along the way. The Excellence in Reading program is for ages 5-17.
Reading & Prize Lists
Accelerated Reader Book Finder
Searching for books with a corresponding Accelerated Reader quiz is easy with Accelerated Reader BookFinder®. Students, teachers, parents, and librarians can search in English or Spanish using criteria such as interest level, title, author, fiction/nonfiction, subject, award-winners, state lists, and more.
The Lexile measure represents a student’s level on a developmental scale of reading ability. It can be used to identify material at the appropriate difficulty level for the student regardless of the student’s grade level. This website can determine the students Lexile measure, find books by Lexile level, as well as find the Lexile level for specific books.
Sunshine State Readers
The Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) Program is a statewide reading motivational program for students in grades 3 through 8, sponsored by the Florida Department of Education and Florida Association for Media in Education. The purpose is to encourage students to read independently for pleasure and to read books that are on, above, and below their reading level. Click the button below, then scroll to the bottom of the page for the latest SSYRA titles.