DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) – A new app is keeping Ridley High School students connected to the library during remote learning. Through the “Sora” app, students can now borrow from the school’s collection of e-books and audiobooks, as well as Delaware County libraries’ digital collection.4 Dead, 2 Injured Including 12-Year-Old Girl After Shootings At 2 Different Locations In Wilmington, Delaware
Officials say the partnership will allow students to have expanded access to books for assignments and some to just read for fun.READ MORE: President Joe Biden To Visit Macungie, Pennsylvania On Wednesday
“We had an opportunity to give our students access to all of the K through 12 materials through the Delaware County libraries without the need for an additional sign-in or public library card,” Ridley High School librarian Amy Pickett said.
“There is a big need for it. The pandemic has even increased that need by a lot. We’re on par for circulating 75,000 e-books and audiobooks this year,” Delaware County Libraries Youth Services Coordinator Cheri Crow said.MORE NEWS: Delaware County DA To Announce Arrest In Connection To 'Gas N Go' Fuel Spill
The county library is now working with eight school districts.