Building your library within LightHouse Reader is one of the most exciting aspects of the platform. When you first purchase LightHouse Reader, you receive ten free books to begin your library. Next, just like your bookshelves at home, you begin curating individual titles and bundles of books perfectly suited for your homeschooling needs from tens of thousands of available books. A parent can also add funds to a child’s online wallet, allowing them to make book purchases, or a child can send a request to their parent for a particular book they would like to read.
The first time your child logs on to LightHouse Reader they take a survey about their reading interests. Based on this survey, LightHouse Reader prioritizes the genres and topics your child will see first. Your child’s library will suggest books that are popular on the platform and relevant to your child’s interests or related to other books they have read. A child can “check out” up to ten books at a time, which will be displayed in their Continue Reading section. And they can curate their own virtual bookshelf to read in the future with the My List feature.
A child’s library is dynamic, easily navigable, and customized to each individual, guiding your child to the perfect books for their interests and reading level. You can sort libraries by genre, fiction or nonfiction, and Power Texts (books within 200 points +/- of a child’s Lexile reading score). The library for each child will look different because it will be personalized to them. And in multiple places throughout the platform, such as when opening and closing a book, related content will be suggested, encouraging your child to continue exploring topics and reading further.