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Introducing the Worldreader Book Club

December 22, 2014 By

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I joined Worldreader earlier this year after seeing the books in our library. Getting kids in Ghana books FROM Ghana was something that I could not get behind enough. Sure it’s great to get books into the hands of kids, but it’s what’s in those books that is so monumentally important, and I should know: … Continue Reading →

2014 Tech Awards: We Won The Microsoft Education Award

November 27, 2014 By

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Anyone who’s seen Worldreader’s headquarters here in San Francisco understands that our organization knows how to do a lot with a little. Words like “austere” and “spartan” and “converted old garage space” often come up when describing our digs. So, a few weeks ago, I was thrilled to deliver a new addition into the office that … Continue Reading →

5 Million People Reading. What It Takes.

October 26, 2014 By

Lila Tretikov with David Risher

Way back at the beginning of Worldreader, my friend Mike Sundermeyer told me a story about commitment that goes like this: A pig and a chicken were walking down the road. They passed a church and notice that a potluck charity breakfast was under way. Inspired to help, the pig suggested to the chicken that they … Continue Reading →

Learnings From Libraries: Our Midterm LEAP Report

September 29, 2014 By

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At Worldreader, our staff is full of avid library fans. Many of us spent our childhood days in local libraries, thumbing through well-worn pages of soon-to-be favorite books, searching through card catalogs to find the newest installments of The Boxcar Children or Sweet Valley High. Some of us even remember how the Dewey Decimal system … Continue Reading →

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 →

30,000 New E-Books in Ghana’s Volta Region

June 30, 2014 By

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Last week we delivered 10,000 life-changing e-books to the North Region of Ghana and today we’re happy to share that another community in Ghana-in the Volta Region-is empowered with e-books. Joseph Botwey and Samuel Alomenu give you their perspective once again on how the launch went! Through a collaboration with Pencils of Promise (PoP), 300 … Continue Reading →