Monday, August 22, 2011

Ebooks are Here!

Frisco ISD is committed to bringing unique learning opportunities to our students and we are pleased to introduce a new, free reading service providing digital books through OverDrive (

Why OverDrive?

The OverDrive collection is an extension of Frisco ISD’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 - 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 650 titles, check out their selections with their library accounts, then download to their computer or mobile device. Titles can easily transfer to supported mobile devices such as the iPod® and eBook Readers like the Sony® Reader™!

Whether a student’s interest lies in study guides, classics for required reading, or the latest popular fiction, they can find it all in the digital collection through OverDrive at  .

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