Capstone, Overdrive Provide Access to Summer Reading for Staff and Students
Staff and students now have access to two great resources for reading this summer: Capstone Interactive Library eBooks and OverDrive Summer Read using Sora.
These two programs offer the ability to continue reading over the summer using any device with free access to fiction and nonfiction titles they can enjoy anywhere, anytime.
Capstone Interactive Library provides free access to thousands of eBooks for elementary and middle school students that can be read from school, home or on-the-go. These eBooks can be used with a laptop, desktop or tablet. Best of all, Capstone Interactive eBooks provide critical supports like text highlighting and read-aloud audio, recorded by professional voiceover artists. The easy navigation makes it inviting for students to find their Capstone favorites: like the spunky Katie Woo or the spirited Yasmin, stunning photography from PebblePlus books, and thrilling reads like Library of Doom by Michael Dahl.
Check out all the titles available using this login information:
OverDrive Summer Read is an annual program for schools in the U.S. and Canada designed to encourage students to keep reading all year long. This year’s 10-week program runs from June 6 to August 15. OverDrive is offering more titles than ever before. Thirty free and simultaneous use juvenile and young adult eBooks (and select audiobook and Read-Along options) will be available to MCPS students. These titles will be prominently displayed in the Sora app, so it’s easy for students to find their next book and chill out and read. If students read them all, they can always check out more books from their school library without ever leaving Sora. There are also 100 professional titles available for staff.
To check out the Summer Read titles from OverDrive, just log onto Sora at:
Login: MCPS username
Password: MCPS password
“Capstone and OverDrive are bringing school libraries to all families anytime and anyplace via the Internet,” said Andrea Christman, supervisor of School Library Media Programs. “Reading is now in the hands of our students wherever they are located.”
Students and school-based staff can contact their media specialist for details. Non-school based staff can send questions to the Evaluation and Selection staff at 301-279-3272.
In addition, Montgomery County Public Libraries invites all students to participate in the Summer Reading program, which begins June 15. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories.” Get ready for a summer challenge full of music, exciting programs and fun activities.
The program features learning activities, games, book lists and fun educational events to encourage learning all summer long. Prizes (while supplies last) will also be awarded upon completion of activities. Participants can sign up for the program and keep track of the books they read or have read to them. Registration is available online and at any MCPL branch library.