Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Smith Elementary and Frisco ISD are committed to bringing unique learning opportunities to our students, and we are pleased to promote our free reading service providing digital books through OverDrive (  

Why OverDrive?
The OverDrive collection is an extension of Smith’s physical library, only it’s online with 24/7 access to audiobook and eBook downloads. It’s convenient for students to check out titles anytime, anywhere with no worry about misplacing a book or missing a due date - these digital titles automatically return at the end of the lending period!
OverDrive can help students of all ages read more and improve comprehension.  Struggling or reluctant readers, learning-challenged, second language learners, and gifted readers can all benefit from this service. 
Enrich vocabulary and improve comprehension and pronunciation
Introduce students to books above their reading level
Teach critical listening
Help busy kids find time to read

How does it work?
To use OverDrive, students install free software on their computers or mobile devices, browse the secure website of more than 1,000 titles, check out their selections with their school ID number, then download to their computer or mobile device. The OverDrive app for mobile devices is available free from app stores. Titles can easily transfer to supported mobile devices (Apple and Android); and also to eBook Readers like the Sony Reader, Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook.
Whether a student’s interest lies in classics, or the latest popular  fiction, they can find it all in the digital collection through OverDrive at

In order to help us promote OverDrive during the month of February, OverDrive has donated a Kindle eReader. FISD librarians will raffle it to a lucky FISD student who checks out an OverDrive book during the month of February. Each checkout during the month counts as an entry in the raffle.
Happy eReading,

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