Students Expand Reading Via New Digital Library Access
Middle school and high school students in Plainville now have expanded access to books via the new "OverDrive" digital library accessible at both schools. Students are able to access the online library via their respective schools' website home pages using their own devices including Chromebooks, laptops, e-readers and more. Students are able to create wish lists of books they'd like to read and borrow, and are able to check out books online, even determining how long they would like to keep the books logged out â€" up to 21 days. There are currently over 100 book titles available to students, with an additional 54 coming online soon. "Our goal is to keep expanding the online library to provide access to a variety of books for as many of our students as possible," said Middle School of Plainville Library Information Teacher Joyce Lynch.
The Schools' Library Information Teachers research book genres and poll students for books they'd like to have available through the OverDrive system. Some of the titles are rented for a period of time, and some are purchased. In addition, through "Project Gutenberg" a volunteer effort to digitize and archive older works, there are over 1,000 books on multiple topics, available through the OverDrive system free of charge, and students may check out as many as they like.
"We are excited about connecting our students with books. OverDrive provides an additional opportunity to make this possible," noted Plainville High School Library Information Teacher, Deborah Mosebach.
-Posted on January 27, 2014 at 11:27 AM
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