Library


Broadwater Academy’s Library provides resources to compliment, support, promote, and enhance the activities carried out in all other aspects of the school. Materials in various forms are acquired, organized, and maintained to give administrators, teachers, students, and other patrons the necessary access to resource material for research, instruction, enrichment and enjoyment. Assistance and instruction are provided to help all library users become skillfully proficient in the best use of information resources. The Library also exists to instill in the students a love of reading and an appreciation of good books, and to encourage them to become lifelong users of libraries and information.

Students in the Lower School (Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 4) visit the library with their class on a weekly scheduled basis. The curriculum is designed to meet the objectives listed below during the course of a student’s Lower School years. Each year, these skills are presented and taught at the appropriate grade level, and the previous year’s background and learning experiences are reviewed, strengthened and enhanced.

Lexile Score

The Lexile framework is an educational tool for reading that matches students with leveled reading books based on ability. Your child’s teacher can provide you with their Lexile score. To find books that meet your child’s Lexile score or to determine the Lexile score of a book you currently have visit www.lexile.com

Lexile BR – 200
Lexile 200 – 400
Lexile 400 – 600
Lexile 600 – 800
Lexile 800 – 1000
Lexile 1000 – 1200
Lexile BR – 200
Lexile 200 – 400
Lexile 400 – 600
Lexile 600 – 800
Lexile 800 – 1000
Lexile 1000 – 1200

Databases and Research Websites

Commonwealth of Virginia
Gale Database (password required)
ProQuest Library (password required)
WorldBook Online (password required)
The Owl at Purdue

Birthday Book Program

Please consider supporting our Birthday Book Program. Your child, grandchild, or special friend will appreciate the recognition given to his or her birthday and your contribution will benefit our book collection. Download the form below.

Birthday Book Form