In this mobile age, technology has become increasingly valuable in supporting new generations of lifelong learners and readers.
Nebo School District and Beehive Library Consortium have formed an innovative new partnership to increase access to more ebooks and e-audiobooks for students.
This unique collaboration strives to promote literacy and digital learning by combining the schools’ and the library’s digital reading resources in one app. As a result, students can learn anytime, anywhere because of the convenience, ease of reading on-the-go and the inherent popularity of technology.
The school-library partnership provides safe access to thousands of age-appropriate titles for students’ use inside the classroom, at home and anywhere 24/7.
Through Sora, the new student reading app for Nebo School District, students can now borrow the school’s collection of classroom and pleasure reading, and also access Beehive Library Consortium’s juvenile and young adult digital collection.
In addition, Sora supports teachers by offering education-specific tools like achievements, exportable notes, and reading progress that encourage individualized learning.
“We are thrilled to partner with Payson City Library,” said Lana Hiskey, Communications Community Relations Coordinator at Nebo School District.
“This partnership enables our Nebo students to have greater ebook and audiobook access for learning!”
The Sora app was named one of Time’s Best Inventions 2019 and is available for Nebo School District students to download through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, and on Chromebooks that support the Google Play Store.
It is also available for use in web browsers at https://soraapp.com on any computer. Utah residents can also borrow and read Beehive Library Consortium’s complete ebook and e-audiobook collection with a valid library card through the award-winning Libby app.
The library’s tailored collection offers ebooks, e-audiobooks and magazines including bestsellers and new releases.
Readers of all ages can select from virtually every subject ranging from mystery, romance, children’s, business and more. Libby can be used on any major device or computer, including Apple, Android, Chromebook, and Kindle.
Both reading apps are built by OverDrive and OverDrive Education. To learn more, visit https://meet.soraapp.com and https://meet.libbyapp.com. (Serve Daily submission.)