The Lexile Framework for Reading is a scientific approach to measuring reading ability and the text demand of reading materials. The Lexile Framework involves a scale for measuring both reading ability of an individual and the text complexity of materials he or she encounters. The Lexile scale is like a thermometer, except rather than measuring temperature, the Lexile Framework measures a text’s complexity and a reader’s skill level.
To find a book's lexile measure, try searching at Lexile.com.
These databases are offered for free through the library. Anyone can use them inside the library. Frankfort cardholders can use them outside of the library with their card number.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
A powerful database of encyclopedias, almanacs, & specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Research art, history, sports, law, science, film, literature, and more. Includes formatted citations.
A great resource to help kids learn how to research. Includes more than 100 age-appropriate magazines, 6,400 searchable images, Merriam-Webster®’s Elementary Dictionary and 1,200 maps, flags & seals and over 1,700 colorful charts and graphs. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface. Broad subject categories include animals, arts & entertainment, geography, health, history & social studies, inventions & technology, plants, people, science & math, sports, stories & literature, and transportation.
Novelist K-8 Plus
Designed especially for elementary and middle school students, this online database has fiction and nonfiction titles chosen specifically to support the school curriculum as well as the pleasure reading needs of students.