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Press Release: Overdrive [November 10, 2020]

Free collection of simultaneous use Spanish-Language ebooks and audiobooks now available for schools

Cleveland, OH -- November 10, 2020. OverDrive Education, the leading digital reading platform for K-12 schools worldwide, introduced a new way to help schools meet increased demand for digital content. To supplement remote and hybrid learning for Spanish-language readers, OverDrive Education donated 100 Spanish-language titles for young readers to over 38,000 schools around the world. This bundle includes high-interest Spanish-language ebook, audiobook and Read-Along titles with unlimited access for students of participating schools through September 30, 2021.

This free collection allows schools to encourage engagement with young readers through book clubs, language programs and more. Notable titles include ¡Que vivan los bibliotecarios!, Perdida en el museo and Hibernación. Ebooks and audiobooks in this collection come from Britannica Digital Learning, Lerner Publishing Group, Rosen Publishing and Triangle Interactive. A full list of titles can be found here (title availability may vary by region).

"Finding quality materials in Spanish for our school libraries is always such a struggle," said Jessica Lee, District Library Coordinator at Berkeley Unified School District in California. "And with so much reading done virtually this year, our Two-Way Immersion program in particular has been very anxious to get books to kids. This resource of always-available materials on high-interest topics will be such a gift to our teachers and our students! I can't wait to share this collection with them."

New and existing OverDrive Education school partners automatically received these free titles starting October 30. This new collection joins the others donated by OverDrive Education to help schools meet increased demand for digital content. These collections supplement schools' catalogs with unlimited simultaneous use ebooks and audiobooks at no cost to the school or district.

Learn more about this collection here.

About OverDrive Education – a division of OverDrive

OverDrive Education is the leading digital reading platform for K-12 schools, offering the industry's largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks and streaming video. As a 100% digital company serving over 30,000 schools worldwide, OverDrive combines technology with content to support learning and reading in the K-12 classroom, library and home on all major devices. Sora, the student reading app, was named one of TIME's Best Inventions of 2019. Founded in 1986, OverDrive – the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide – and OverDrive Education are based in Cleveland, Ohio USA. OverDrive was acquired by funds affiliated with global investment firm KKR in 2020. overdrive.com/schools


Summary: OverDrive Education, the leading digital reading platform for K-12 schools worldwide, introduced a new way to help schools meet increased demand for digital content. To supplement remote and hybrid learning for Spanish-language readers, OverDrive Education donated 100 Spanish-language titles for young readers to over 38,000 schools around the world. This bundle includes high-interest Spanish-language ebook, audiobook and Read-Along titles with unlimited access for students of participating schools through September 30, 2021.
Publication Year:2020
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:November 10, 2020
Publisher:Overdrive
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Company: Overdrive
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/25666

LTG Bibliography Record number: 25666. Created: 2020-11-10 10:19:27; Last Modified: 2020-11-10 10:19:34.