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School and Library Programs

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Our School and Library Programs By the Numbers:

We have shipped and delivered the following numbers of e-readers and books to schools and libraries in Africa:





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Types of School and Library Programs:

Our school and library projects start with a Worldreader e-reading solution. It contains everything needed to bring digital reading to a school or library: e-readers, e-books, and Worldreader’s expertise. Find out more.


Individual programs allow students to have their own e-readers, providing maximum impact. In certain cases, schools permit students to take their e-readers home.

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Shared programs let e-readers be shared between students within classrooms and school libraries. This e-reading model increases student exposure and encourages group work.

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Community programs often serve community members of all ages, ranging from children to adults, at public libraries or community resource centers. Community programs can allow patrons to check out e-readers, if they please.

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Geographic Scope of Our School and Library Programs:

Worldreader e-reading programs are currently being implemented in schools and libraries in the following countries:

Devices Deployed By Country:

We've got 32,571 e-readers in schools and libraries in 16 countries.

Books Delivered By Year:

2010 4,683 Books

2011 25,384 Books

2012 302,515 Books

2013 556,634 Books

2014 440,378 Books

2015 1,227,156 Books

2016 1,223,838 Books

2017 1,559,923 Books

2018 500,885 Books

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The Schools & Library Team:

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The Schools and Library Programs team is responsible for getting digital books into schools and libraries in the developing world. We design Worldreader’s e-reading solutions, deliver them, ensure their implementation, and monitor their continued success.

Essential to this success is the involvement of the schools, libraries, and operational partners that utilize these e-reading solutions. The Early and Transitional Reading Programs team develops and maintains these essential partnerships while also continually innovating the suite of technologies that enhance Worldreader’s school and library e-reading projects.