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E-Books in a Kenyan Library Increase Patronage

July 17, 2014 By

Saide Library

SAIDE Community Library in Kenya is a shining example of how e-readers are impacting lives both in and out of the classroom. As a carefully selected library in Worldreader’s Project LEAP (Libraries, E-Reading, Activities, Partnership), which is funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, SAIDE Community Library has hosted e-readers for a mere three … Continue Reading →

Books for All Expanding Thanks to a Partnership with Books for Africa

July 16, 2013 By

Worldreader & Books for Africa

We’re thrilled to announce that Books For Africa, a leading non-profit shipper of books, has joined forces with Worldreader to send e-books and e-readers to schools and students across Africa in the coming months. Worldreader’s strength in providing life-changing e-books and e-readers for schools in Africa combined with Books For Africa’s impressive distribution network across the continent will … Continue Reading →

Travel for Books Sweepstakes: We Have a Winner Folks!

July 3, 2013 By

Winner of the Travel for Books Sweepstakes

Our Travel for Books sweepstakes competition has to come a close with 608 participants and some really great personal responses for wanting to volunteer with Worldreader this summer in Ghana. We loved many of them but had to choose one. So here’s our lucky winner and the response to our question. Drum roll please!   … Continue Reading →

The Heart of A Poet

October 3, 2012 By

Okanta Kate aspires to be a famous writer. We honor her and her dreams as we celebrate International Day of the Girl coming up on Oct. 11.

A few months ago, we learned that 17-year-old Okanta Kate, one of the students in Worldreader’s iREAD program in Ghana, wanted to become a famous writer when she grew up. Since all famous writers have to start somewhere, a blog seems as good a place as any to help Kate reach her goal. So, we … Continue Reading →

From One Friend To Another

September 21, 2012 By


By Neil Johnston If you are reading this blog (and thank you for reading!), you are what we call a potential “Friend of Worldreader.” I became a Friend of Worldreader about six months ago, during a 90-minute “deep dive” into this very website. I didn’t intend for it to happen. It was my first visit. … Continue Reading →

Earning Credits for More Books

March 12, 2012 By

Daniel is so immersed in reading, he doesn't hear it when they call him for food.

By Tina Tam and Joseph Botwey Meet Daniel Owusu, a 14-year-old junior high school student in Worldreader’s iREAD program. Daniel lives with his family on a farm in the tropical forest near the village, which makes for a long walk to school. He is the only one of the six children in his family to … Continue Reading →