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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 The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke, who seamlessly blends history and magic in this unique novel. Coincidentally, Katherine is also scheduled to visit Ridley High School on October 4! We feel very fortunate to have the current Big Library Read author appearing at our school!BLRHero-redBalloonHere’s a quick summary of The Girl with the Red Balloon from the publisher:
When 16-year-old Ellie Baum accidentally time-travels via red balloon to 1988 East Berlin, she’s caught up in a conspiracy of history and magic. She meets members of an underground guild in East Berlin who use balloons and magic to help people escape over the Wall, but Ellie’s time travel is a mystery even to the balloon makers. When it becomes clear that someone is using dark magic to change history, Ellie must risk everything, including her only way home, to stop the process


October 1 – 15, 2018, unlimited copies of this e-book are available for checkout through OverDrive! Just visit the new SORA app, and borrow the Big Library Read today! BigLibraryRead.jpg

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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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Summer Reads, OverDrive Style!

SunBoredom is not an option this summer! OverDrive Summer Read is designed to encourage students to keep reading all year long. Selected titles will be available to students from June 6th – July 18th with no holds or wait lists. The collection of eBooks will be prominently displayed on our OverDrive website.

The Young Adult set is perfect for both middle and high school students. It includes a mysterious girl who finds a tree that bears fruit born of whispered lies, a 16-year old trying to get into college while simultaneously battling the hell spawn that have descended on her sleepy town, a mysterious camp hidden deep in the mountains, and a mother who has vanished from the face of the earth. I can’t wait for Ridley’s readers to dive into these stories!OverDrive Summer Read

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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.

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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 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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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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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 Delco.Overdrive.com (you’ll need a Delaware County Library System card for this one), and borrow the Big Library Read today! BigLibraryRead.jpg