BiblioNasium, AASL Winner 2013 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning, Reaches Over 50K Students Worldwide

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Online Children's Reading Network and Social Media Platform Introduces New Features to Support School Level Engagement

BiblioNasium announced that it has enrolled its 50,000th student. In partnership with educators around the world, this social platform supports the independent reading activities for children ages 13 and under.

CEO Marjan Ghara remarked, “This is a tremendous milestone for us! We have doubled our base of enrolled students since the end of the last school year. It’s remarkable how a community of teachers, librarians and reading specialists has embraced this platform for their students. We’ve seen a tremendous response given the recent endorsement by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL.) In particular, Librarians are leading the enrollment process this school year in signing up entire grades along with their classroom teachers.”

Adele Schwartz, Ed.D., BiblioNasium’s Chief Education Advocate adds “The power of this platform is reflected in the feedback we receive. Educators and parents alike remark how much the students enjoy the social aspect of reading — the children enjoy sharing their book recommendations and it truly is an important motivator to encourage daily reading. We partner with educators to cultivate students’ reading success; however this online platform also is valuable for independent children’s book clubs, reading groups and families everywhere.”

Ghara launched the site just over a year ago to create an online hub for young readers to connect with their personal circle at school and at home. BiblioNasium was recently recognized by the educational community with two prestigious awards — it was named a ‘2013 Best Website for Teaching and Learning’ by the AASL. The site also won the 2013 Erudient Prize for Innovation in Borderless Education.

BiblioNasium recently launched several new features to help educators manage larger groups of students and to make the site even easier to use.

BiblioNasium is a free, safe and secure social networking website that promotes literacy and extends the independent reading activities of young readers.

About BiblioNasium
BiblioNasium, Where Kids Flex Their Reading Muscles, is a social networking site where young readers connect with friends, teachers/librarians and parents to explore, share book reviews and find good reads. Among features that are specially created for young readers are BiblioNasium’s online reading logs, reading challenges and virtual rewards for completing the challenges. Parents and teachers especially trust the built-in privacy, child protection measures and COPPA compliance. BiblioNasium also seamlessly integrates Lexile® Reading Levels for tens of thousands of books so that site users can select kids books that are the right reading level and most appropriate “fit” for each individual child.
For more information please visit http://www.biblionasium.com or contact info(at)biblionasium(dot)com.

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