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OverDrive Education Adds Magazines to Sora App

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50 popular titles for students include “National Geographic Kids,” “TIME for Kids,” “The Week Junior” and more.

OverDrive Education now offers digital magazines to schools around the world via the Sora student reading app. Schools can purchase a bundle of 50 always-available educational and recreational magazines for all students who use Sora, a student reading app available in more than 50,000 schools worldwide. 

Educators can purchase the curated collection of titles for schools including National Geographic Kids, TIME for Kids, The Week Junior and more. Schools can choose juvenile, young adult and adult packages and remove any titles from their collection as needed.  

"We’re so excited to offer a range of periodicals across the grade levels,” says Susan Nakasone, librarian, Ewa Beach Elementary in Hawaii. “Adding these to our shared collection will provide greater accessibility and choice in reading material to all our students. Our students' nonfiction informational reading engagement just got a huge boost!" 

The Simultaneous-Use rights of the collection allow all students in a school to access the titles at the same time.  

“The school librarians we work with have very limited budgets for magazines, which means most schools can only afford a handful of digital subscriptions or a couple dozen print titles,” says Angela Arnold, general manager, OverDrive Education. “Students can read magazine articles in Sora as scrollable text instead of pinching and zooming. This makes reading magazines on a phone a delightful prospect for students.” 

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