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Summer Reading Book Fair!

Ridley High School Library’s Summer Reading Book Fair is now open! Our friends at Children’s Book World in Haverford have delivered required and recommended summer reading titles right to our readers! The books are on display and for sale in the library through June 2, at 20% off the cover price. Please contact Ms. Pickett if you’re interested in bringing your classes by the library to browse the summer reading selections!BookFair

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Summer Reading Book Fair at the RHS Library!

bookfairSomething exciting is happening in the Ridley High School Library this month! Our friends at Children’s Book World in Haverford are bringing a Summer Reading Book Fair right to our readers! Required and recommended summer reading titles will be on display and available for sale in the library, May 14 – June 1, at a 20% discount off the cover price. The books will also be on display and available for purchase during the Festival of the Arts on May 23 and 24. Contact Ms. Pickett if you’re interested in bringing your classes by the library to browse the summer reading selections!

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Pack a Bag, Then Pack Your OverDrive App with New eBooks!

Memorial Day is right around the corner, which means it’s almost time to pack a bag with a beach towel, sunscreen, and shades! After you’ve packed your beach bag, don’t forget to pack your OverDrive app with lots of beach reading! We’ve just added THIRTY brand new titles to Ridley High School’s OverDrive collection, including the latest from Tiffany Schmidt, a handful of horror novels, the long-awaited companion novel to Dumplin‘, the conclusion to the ultra-popular series that began with The Thousandth Floor, and so much more!

  • The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen
  • Devils Unto Dust by Emma Berquist
  • We’ll Fly Away by Brian Bliss
  • Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L. Davis
  • Relative Strangers by Paula Garner
  • Furyborn by Claire Legrand
  • Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
  • The Towering Sky by Katherine McGee
  • Puddin’ by Julie Murphy
  • Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt


Whether you are headed to the beach, the pool, or just the backyard be sure to take your eBooks along! Visit to browse, sample, and borrow our available eBooks and audiobooks. And while you’re there, check out the Collections link with handy shortcuts to popular genres and categories, including Hip Historical Fiction, It’s a Mystery, and Listen Up (for digital audiobooks)! For information on student and staff usernames, please see Ms. Pickett.

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And the Pennsylvania Reader’s Choice Award goes to …

The Ridley Educational Foundation funded implementation of the Pennsylvania Reader’s Choice Award at Ridley High School for the 2017-2018 school year! The purpose of this award is to promote reading of quality books by young people in Pennsylvania, to encourage teacher/librarian collaboration in young adult literature, and to honor authors whose works have been recognized by the students of Pennsylvania. 131 students read books of their choice from the list of 15 nominated titles and voted for their favorite in March! And the 2018 winner is:yoonCongratulations to Nicola Yoon and all of the students in Pennsylvania who participated in the Pennsylvania Reader’s Choice Award program! Stay tuned to learn about our nominated books for 2018-2019!

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Spice Up Your OverDrive App with These New Audiobooks!

Our DIGITAL LENDING LIBRARY continues to grow! Students and staff members can browse, sample, and borrow from our collection of 250+ eBooks and audiobooks. Some of the brand new audiobooks we’ve just added to our OverDrive collection include:

  • Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro
  • Butterfly: From Refugee to Olympian by Musra Yardini (memoir)
  • Girl at the Grave by Teri Bailey Black
  • Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott
  • Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart
  • Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
  • Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
  • Very, Very, Very Dreadful by Albert Marrin (nonfiction)
  • What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper

Visit to browse all of our available eBooks and audiobooks! And while you’re there, check out the Collections link with handy shortcuts to popular genres and categories, including Listen Up! For information on student and staff usernames, please see Ms. Pickett.

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The Wait is Over … AudioBook Sync is Live!

sync18-horiz500x150Four of my favorite things: audiobooks, young adult literature, free stuff, and summertime (more time to read!). If you agree, read on because …

Sync 2018 is live as of April 26! SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. For each week in the 2018 season (which runs for thirteen weeks total), SYNC will make two titles available for free. Once you download them to the device of your choice, they are yours forever! That’s two thematically matched, high interest audiobook downloads a week!

Why, you ask? Because SYNC (sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and powered by OverDrive) exists to bring the listening experience to the teen audience! Sign up to receive notifications when each week’s FREE audiobook downloads are available. You can receive alerts by text, email, or by visiting Check out SYNC’s amazing 2018 line-up of classics, bestsellers, nonfiction, and award-winning young adult books today!sync18-8.5x11-season-NOdates


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The Big Library Read is Here!

Big Library Read is the first-ever “global eBook club,” connecting people around the world who read the same eBook (or listen to the audiobook) at the same time! The new selection is Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir of Appalachia by Jennifer McGaha! This is a charming true story of the author’s unexpected journey from country chic to backwoods barnyard. In other words, when life gets your goat … bring in the herd!BigLibraryRead

Here’s a quick summary from the publisher:

When Jennifer discovered that she and her husband owed back taxes—a lot of back taxes—her world changed. They foreclosed on their beloved suburban home and moved their family to a one-hundred-year-old cabin in a North Carolina holler. Soon enough, Jennifer’s life began to closely resemble her Appalachian ancestors. But what started as a last-ditch effort to settle debts became a journey that revealed both the joys and challenges of living close to the land. Flat Broke with Two Goats blends stories of homesteading with the journey of a family rediscovering the true meaning of home.

April 2 – 16, 2018, unlimited copies of the e-book and audiobook are available for checkout through OverDrive! Just visit (you’ll need a Delaware County Library System card for this one), and borrow the Big Library Read today! BigLibraryRead.jpg