Any organization or individual can create a reading program. Community libraries, schools, classrooms, book clubs, individual readers. You get the picture.
You can set up as many reading programs as you like. Each reading program can have an unlimited number of reading groups. For example, you can set up an entire school as a reading program. Then, make reading groups for each grade or classroom within that reading program. Each reading group has its own distinct reading goal.
Learn all about how Reader Zone works by watching this video.
Creating and carrying out a reading program of any size is FREE. Reader Zone is a service provided by Children’s Bookstore.
We will offer users the option to purchase books at excellent prices to help pay for the cost of hosting Reader Zone. Users will occasionally receive coupon codes to Children’s Bookstore. A user will never be required to buy books or pay for the service.
You can have an unlimited number of participants in your reading programs.
Of course! The system is perfect for tracking reading for a scheduled event such as a read-athon.
Absolutely! You set the reading goal(s) for your reading groups and you can track who has reached the reading goal and award the incentive. You can also see who might not be reaching the goal and help them with their challenges.
We have very strict privacy guidelines. Reading participants under the age of 13 years must have a parent or guardian sign them up for an account. We only need the first name and last initial for minor children—information that is provided by the parent or guardian.
A smart phone is not required to use the system. A reader can create an account and log reading on any computer through the website. They just access the system via www.readerzone.com.
The exact same features and views are available to users on both smartphones or computers. We have many users who access the system through a laptop desktop computer via the website.
Once you sign up, you will have access to a user panel where you can manage all aspects and participants of your account, reading programs, reading groups and reading goals.
Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions and we’ll be happy to help.
Yes. You can use the system to track musical instrument practice, exercise minutes—really anything that needs to be tracked.
Yes, you can add authorized users to your account. You fill out a very simple form to add the user. Then, you select which reading program(s) or group(s) the authorized user will handle.
You can also completely hand-off a Reader Zone account to another user through this function. Watch a video here to learn more.
Book Bank is a function that allows any user to enter in the book he or she is currently reading or have already read.
A user simply enters the ISBN or the title for a book in the search field and selects the correct book to add it to the book bank.
A user can see what book(s) he or she is reading. Once a book is finished, the user can mark it “finished”.
At that point, the book is moved to the finished category. A user can enter in a review for books that are finished.
Reading Program organizers can see what book(s) a participant is reading and what books have been finished.
Yes, you can reach us at 208-888-5160 with your questions.