Stromness Academy Library

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Accelerated Reader

The English Department runs the Accelerated Reader programme to help improve pupils reading and literacy.

Stromness Academy is in its third year of participation in the Accelerated Reader programme (AR)  This is designed to improve pupils’ reading skills by encouraging them to practise reading at a level which develops their vocabulary, while keeping the challenge level of books appropriate to their reading ability.  Put simply, the scheme helps our lower-school pupils to identify books which are just challenging enough.  Further information is available from our AR co-ordinator, Mrs Hunter, at the school.

Computers are also available for pupils to take their quizzes, both during English library periods or at lunchtimes.


Library books which are part of the AR programme are given coloured labels to identify the book level. Within the book labels or written notification of exact level, interest level, and points are indicated inside the book.



Pupils can also search the library’s online catalogue, OLIVER, from any PC, tablet or mobile phone with a browser.

Click the image to search for AR books in the library catalogue. 

AR Links

AR Bookfind – Search for books with quizzes

Book Quizzes and Star Reading Test


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