By CBS3 Staff

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.

Ridley High Students Using Sora App To Access Delaware County Library Digital Books

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Officials say the partnership will allow students to have expanded access to books for assignments and some to just read for fun.

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“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.

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The county library is now working with eight school districts.