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Check out Sora for eBooks and Audiobooks

Ever used Overdrive at the public library? Check out Sora, the sister app to Overdrive. Students (and staff) can read eBooks and listen to audiobooks for free! I've purchased a couple of audiobooks to trial (Battle of the Books titles and few other popular titles), but I'm happy to get more if students use them.

Here's the extra cool part...because it's an Overdrive product, Sora can link to both Adams 12 libraries and our local public libraries! I link to Anythink Libraries, Denver Public Libraries, the Boulder Public Library, and the High Plains Library District, too. And, I can search all of those plus Adams 12 with a single search. (The only downside is you can only search Juvenile and YA titles, so I keep Libby--another Overdrive app--for other titles.)

Here's a direct link, but it's also in the menu on the library website (example on the right): or Students (and teachers) can check out Adams 12 audiobooks and eBooks through a web browser, too. Want your class to check out eBooks and audiobooks? I'm happy to give your students a quick tutorial anytime!

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Sora Tutorial

Reading Sora eBooks and Audiobooks

Other Free Anythink Options

In addition to our school's databases and tech tools that you are free to use on the library website (, Anythink Libraries are also offering free online learning and entertainment subscriptions here:

Don't have an Anythink card? Mrs. LaRue is working with the library to get cards to you. Fill out this form, and we will get your number to you and a print card ASAP.

MackinVia eBooks

Access MackinVia eBooks here: Search for Moutain Range, and login with your student ID and password. Right now during this closure, we have over 5,000 free ebooks to use! You can limit by interest level, if you want, to just look at high school titles.

What about Hoopla?

And, if you have an Anythink account, check out Hoopla! You can stream audiobooks and eBooks, movies and television shows, and the newest albums, all for free! There is no waiting, and you chan check out up to seven items a month. More Info
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Audible is Free!

For as long as schools are closed, Audible is open. Kids and teens everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, including many classics we read at ⁦‪MRHS‬⁩ !
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And, check out Kanopy.

Kanopy is another streaming service Anythink offers. I just downloaded the app, and it's great! Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos! Thanks to Mrs. Acker for sharing this tool!
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Digital LIteracy Partnership

If you ever hear anyone mention the Digital Literacy Partnership (or the DLP), that's me! Across the district, there are Digital Literacy Teacher Librarians or Digital Literacy Teachers in every school. Our job is to support teachers and help our students with information literacy, digital literacy, and technology!

Again, I am available to collaborate and plan with you, co-teach a lesson, work with individual students or groups that need more help, or whatever else you need! I'm happy to come to department or common course meetings or sit down with you individually anytime!

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