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UDS CONNECTS THROUGH READING
As part of our active pandemic response and distance learning program, UDS launched UDS Connects Through Reading in April of 2020. This is a digital library of our own UDS educators reading to our children from various grade-level appropriate books. Cited as a model quick action response, districts across the country have launched their own Connects Through Reading programs. Books are cycled through the year so check back often. You can connect with this independent section of the website by clicking here: UDS Connects Through Reading
 
CONTENT AND PERMISSIONS
The library classifies fiction based on broad age group recommendations, and we encourage parents to let us know which types of books your child is permitted to check out. We base our age recommendations on sites like commonsensemedia.org or by comparing with similar books. The age recommendations should be considered a rough guideline and subjective.
 
CLASSIFICATIONS
  • Picture Books (PB): all picture books
  • E 1-2 / J 3-4 (Early Readers Levels 1-4): ages 5 to 7+
  • Juvenile Fiction (J FIC): ages 8 to 11+
  • Graphic Novels (GN): ages 5 to 11+
  • Teen/Young Adult Fiction (YA FIC): ages 12 to 13+
  • Young Adult Graphic Novels (YA GN): ages 12+
  • Young Adult Fiction Restricted (YA FIC REST): ages 14+
  • Fiction (FIC): classics such as Salinger, Hemingway, Twain, Lee
 
You can let us know which categories your child should have access to using this form. If you submitted the form last year, we still have it on file. You can re-submit the form if you ever need to change your selections.
Until we receive your form, these permissions are assigned by default:
 
T/K - 5th GRADE
  • Young Adult Fiction or Graphic Novel - RESTRICTED
  • Young Adult - RESTRICTED
  • All Other Titles - ALLOWED
 
6th -12th GRADE
  • Young Adult Fiction or Graphic Novel - ALLOWED
  • Young Adult - RESTRICTED
  • All Others - ALLOWED