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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.

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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 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.

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Just Add Listening!

This News Worth Checking Out post is dedicated to the memory of
Ms. Debbie Montemuro Roberts, beloved Ridley High School teacher
and longtime audiobook listener.
Her kind spirit and dedication to our students will never be forgotten!

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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The Wait is Over … AudioBook Sync is Live!

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

Sync 2017 is live as of April 27! SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. For each week in the 2017 season (which runs for sixteen 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 2017 line-up of classics, bestsellers, nonfiction, and award-winning young adult books today!

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Fresh Arrivals in Our OverDrive Lending Library!

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 titles we’ve recently added to our OverDrive collection include:

  • Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  • Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau
  • The Dead Inside: A True Story by Cyndy Etler
  • Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
  • Girl in Disguise by Greet Macallister
  • Game Change by Joseph Monninger
  • One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline (audiobook)
  • Ultimatum by K.M. Walton

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

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Let’s Get Real!

Let’s welcome a brand new collection to Ridley High School’s digital lending library: Let’s Get Real! Realistic Fiction is one of the most popular genres among both students and teachers, and now there’s an easy way to access these eBooks and audiobooks via the OverDrive app. Just visit our OverDrive page (students can sign in with their Canvas log-in), click on Collections / More Collections, and then scroll to Let’s Get Real. All of the books included in this collection feature stories with realistic settings, characters, plot lines, and events. Remember, even when school is closed, our OverDrive lending library is always open for browsing, sampling, and borrowing!

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Brand New Audiobooks in Our OverDrive Collection!

Our DIGITAL LENDING LIBRARY continues to grow! Students and teachers can browse, sample, and borrow from our collection of 20+ audiobooks. The digital audiobooks we’ve just added to our OverDrive collection include:

  • Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz
  • Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz
  • Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen
  • Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

OverDrive’s mobile app has universal device compatibility, making it easy for students to enjoy books on iPads, iPhones, and Kindles. Audiobooks appeal to struggling readers, English-language learners, and avid readers alike. Audiobooks are also a part of the library’s ongoing commitment to diversity in young adult literature.

Please visit rhslibrary.lib.overdrive.com to browse all of our available eBooks and audiobooks. And while you’re there, check out our handy Collections link with shortcuts to It’s a Mystery, Noteworthy Nonfiction, Good Sports, and more. For information on student and staff usernames, please see Ms. Pickett. Happy listening!