The collection of over 15,000 electronic and audio books is for children from pre-K through fourth grade.
“We know that kids will build confidence and reading skills – and have fun – through eRead Kids,” said State Librarian Julie Walker. “eRead Kids will empower libraries to support young readers by offering a format convenient for traveling and entertaining kids, while growing their reading skills.”
The collection is a mix of fiction and nonfiction ebook and e-audio book titles that can be downloaded onto computers, tablets, and smartphones. Georgia families can now freely check out electronic books, encouraging the early reading that is so important to educational success. GPLS has worked with children’s librarians to identify the most advantageous offerings and pricing. eRead Kids is made possible by funding proposed by Gov. Brian Kemp and approved by the Georgia General Assembly.
“We strive to create programs that can be shared by all of our libraries, urban and rural, large and small. We can create economies of scale by leveraging our buying power for materials and services for statewide use,” said Walker.