Library System: Book Flix Story Videos

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The Library System is pleased to announce the addition of BookFlix, online story videos for children!

The Library System of Lancaster County is pleased to announce the addition of BookFlix™, an early literacy online resource for children, to their array of online services. BookFlix™ is an interactive reading & learning resource for preschoolers, kindergartners, and primary grade children.  An official launch for the new online resource with Senator Mike Brubaker will be on Thursday, October 1 at 10:00 am at the Leola Branch Library, 40 Hillcrest Road, Leola, PA 17540.  The event is free and open to the public!

BookFlix™, may be accessed at your local public library or through local library websites.  This engaging resource for grades PreK-3 will help early readers develop and practice essential reading skills and introduces students to a world of knowledge and exploration.  Additionally, the BookFlix™ resources meet all of the Pennsylvania Academic Standards.

Senator Mike Brubaker, an advocate for early literacy, supported the Library System of Lancaster County in obtaining a Department of Community and Economic Development grant that funded the new service.  “This new program will be a vital resource to help promote reading and education for young people in Lancaster County,” Brubaker said. “Reading is the foundation of a child’s education and I am thankful that Lancaster County children will benefit from this innovative online program.”

BookFlix™ pairs together classic children's animated video picture storybooks with true fact non-fiction e-Books.  Your child can first watch a story and then have related book read aloud to them or choose to practice reading the book on their own.   Choose from nine (9) exciting categories: Fun and Learning; Animals and Nature; Earth and Sky; People and Places; Music and Rhyme; Family and Community; ABCs and 123s; Adventure; Imagination; and Celebrations.  Also Included are 21 Spanish storybook video and book pairs.   Animated storybooks are from Weston Woods, and the e-Books are from Scholastic, Inc.  

According to education professionals, “BookFlix deserves an A+ for not only introducing this format to preschool and elementary students, but also for providing reinforcement of reading skills through wonderful videos and outstanding book pairs.”

BookFlix™ resource includes the following:
  • 85 classic video storybooks each paired with a related nonfiction e-Book
  • Spanish language versions of 21 pairs
  • Read-Aloud options so students can hear each book narrated and also hear definitions of keywords
  • Interactive educational games and activities to show what they’ve learned: assessing vocabulary and reading comprehension
  • Definitions and narrated text supports throughout the program
  • Author biographies and selected interviews
  • Safe, age-appropriate Web links so students can extend their learning on a topic
  • Educator resources, including comprehensive lesson plans for each fiction-nonfiction pair

This project was financed by a grant by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development.  

BookFlix™ supports non-readers, beginning and reluctant readers and is perfect for group reading activities, as well as independent reading practice at school and a home!  To access BookFlix™ online resource, go to and click on Online Resources.  Enter your library card number for authentication and click on the BookFlix™ icon!

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For more information contact:
Renee M. Christiansen
Youth Services Manager
717-207-0500 ext. 1238


Content Last Modified on 9/30/2009 9:26:24 AM

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