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SORA: New and Just for Schools!

OverDrive has a new app just for schools! With SORA, students and teachers can continue to access Ridley High School’s digital lending library of 250+ eBooks and audiobooks, as well as:

  • Track how many books you’ve read, your total reading time, and more
  • Create notes, highlight text, bookmark important passages, and define words as you read
  • Sync your place, bookmarks, notes, and highlights between devices
  • Adjust the font type (including dyslexic font), font size, and lighting in most eBooks
  • Earn achievement badges by reading books and using SORA’s features
  • Browse and borrow local public library titles in the same app

Setup is simple – just find our school and sign in via the app or online at www.SoraApp.com. The code for Ridley High School is ridleyhspa. Then borrow an eBook or audiobook and start reading (or listening) with a single tap! For more information on getting started with SORA, visit Meet.SoraApp.comSora 300x250 3

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Posted in audiobooks, Library News

Just Add Listening!

Back-to-school is a busy time of year, and sometimes enjoyment reading falls to the bottom of to-do lists for students and teachers alike. Audiobooks are a wonderful way to incorporate reading into your day, whether you are catching up on a bestseller, revisiting a classic novel, or simply trying something different. The Ridley High School Library’s selection of 200+ audiobooks is always growing, and we have a fresh batch of books-on-CD to kick off the new school year! Here are a few of my favorites (just click the book title for an audio excerpt and more information):

For students with reading challenges, listening helps to fill in any gaps in comprehension. Skilled narrators use their voices to establish mood, heighten drama, and alert listeners to pivotal plot developments. Audiobooks also play a role in the library’s commitment to diverse literature by offering authentic representations of language and dialogue, and providing a “literacy bridge” for emerging readers. Consider diversifying your reading with an audiobook from the Ridley High School Library!AudibleInfographic.jpg

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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 rhslibrary.lib.overdrive.com 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.

Posted in audiobooks, new books

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 rhslibrary.lib.overdrive.com 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.

Posted in audiobooks, Library News

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 www.audiobooksync.com. 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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Spice Up Your OverDrive App with These New eBooks!

After you’ve had something good to eat for Thanksgiving dinner, don’t forget to fill up your OverDrive app with something good to READ! We’ve just added THIRTY brand new titles to Ridley High School’s OverDrive collection, including the newly crowned National Book Award winner, two uniquely wonderful graphic novels, new books by favorite authors such as Miranda Kenneally and Joe Hill, and so much more!

  • All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater (audiobook)
  • Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally
  • Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
  • Far from the Tree by Robin Benway (winner of the 2017 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature)
  • Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home by Nicole J. Georges
  • Hooper by Geoff Herbach
  • Now Is Everything by Amy Giles
  • Odd & True by Cat Winters
  • Strange Weather: Four Short Novels by Joe Hill

Visit rhslibrary.lib.overdrive.com 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, Good Sports, and “Crossover” Novels! For information on student and staff usernames, please see Ms. Pickett.

Posted in audiobooks, new books

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 200+ eBooks and audiobooks. Some of the brand new audiobooks we’ve just added to our OverDrive collection include:

  • Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
  • Everything Must Go by Jenny Fran Davis
  • A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck
  • Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  • Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen

Visit rhslibrary.lib.overdrive.com 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.