Follett is the exclusive partner of Biblionasium, and this exciting reading community for kids is now available to be integrated with our Follett Destiny® (14.0 or later) platform. This partnership brings numerous benefits to Destiny-managed school libraries by leveraging the unique advantages of the Biblionasium student-centric digital platform.
What is Biblionasium?
Biblionasium is a reading-focused social network designed specifically for kids ages 6-13. With Biblionasium, students build their very own bookshelf – a safe space to keep track of what they’ve read and what they want to read. Within Biblionasium, students can share and receive book recommendations from classmates, get coaching from fun mascot Chip Manzee, and be motivated by custom reading challenges.
The biggest benefits that Biblionasium brings to Follett Destiny® users include:
Single sign-on for Biblionasium and Follett Destiny®
Real-time information and access of library resources through Follett Destiny®
Actionable data for educators to guide and monitor effective student reading programs
A platform for the discovery of existing school library resources for students
Real-time reports and data on student reading preferences and reading habits for librarians to help with collection planning
Biblionasium offers numerous benefits to educators, as well. These include:
Reading Program Customization and Differentiation With Biblionasium, you can tailor reading programs to the individual needs of each student. You can even administer programs and fun reading challenges by group, class, grade, individual student, or reading level.
Easy, Effective Data Tracking Actionable data is finally at your fingertips. Biblionasium provides reports that track what each student is reading and at what level, using Lexile® measures. Reports are available for groups, classes, grade levels, or individual students.
Student-to-student Support Network Students are encouraged to recommend their favorite books to their classmates, receive reading ideas from their friends, and generally interact with reading material like never before.
Simple Organization Support No more lost notes or reading logs; with Biblionasium, everything is stored online. Better yet – it’s all accessible online anytime, 24/7.
Entertaining, Positive, and Immediate Feedback Chip Manzee, Biblionasium’s reading coach and mascot, helps students understand good reading behavior while motivating them to succeed. Additional positive reinforcement opportunities are available through fun games and reading challenges, with built-in support for goal- or reward-setting.
Collaboration with Parents and Family Foster a strong connection between the library, the classroom, and home with Biblionasium. Biblionasium enables parents to stay connected to educators by accessing their child’s recommended, required, and favorite book lists. Parents and family members can take an active role in motivating students to read.
Support Research, Critical Thinking, and a Joy of Reading Experienced K-12 School librarian Jennifer Underhill uses Biblionasium to teach collaborative lessons on information skills at all grade levels. [Case Study]