E-books are another way to enjoy reading. Although they have been around for quite a few years, they haven’t always been easily accessible for schools. There are a couple sources of e-books available now making them more approachable in the classroom. Wilcox-Hildreth Schools subscribe to a growing collection through the Follett Company called Destiny Discover. Students can check out age appropriate books by logging in with their AR username and password. This allows them to use an array of electronic devices, even at home, to read the books.
Another source is through the Nebraska Schools Overdrive Library Service. Schools can now have accounts that their students can log into and check out an e-book. This collection, even though new to us, is growing fast. Parents should be aware that with this site it is more difficult to set age limits. Knowing what your child is doing online is always a good idea. Like the Follett books, the Overdrive e-books can be read at home as well.
Another source for students is Proquest, a database that can be used at school only. There are many complete nonfiction books available here. Username and password is needed.