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Veteran Educator Gives Students the Tools to Succeed at Reading and Life

Kristine Dooley knows a thing or two about the benefits of accessible ebooks. An occupational therapist since 1980 and assistive technology (AT) consultant since 2009, she has advice galore for other educators who serve students with reading barriers. And she’s even more excited about the successes – small and large – that her students experience. She is a strong believer in giving students the right tools and support so they can get immediate results. I recently sat down with Kristine and asked her to share her advice. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Describe the students that…


New Year, New You: Help is On the Way

New Year’s resolutions – we love them, hate them, make them, and break them. Whatever self-help approach works for you, Bookshare has a special reading list of books for teens and adults to help define and prioritize the year ahead. Whether you want to accelerate or change your career path, get your personal finances in order, communicate more effectively, overcome the clutter in your house, adopt a healthier lifestyle, or break free from stress and anxiety, we’ve got some life-affirming resources to help you along the way. Here is a taste of some of the books on the New Year,…

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Unleash the Power of Bookshare’s Search Features

New search features put you on the fast track to finding your favorite books Bookshare’s collection is growing by leaps and bounds. As of today, Bookshare has 365,017 titles, and by tomorrow, the number will be even higher. As the number of books increases, it becomes even more critical to have a robust search capability so you can find the books you want quickly and easily. Let’s take a look at Bookshare’s new and improved search features that benefit students and adult members alike. How many of these search methods do you use? Search by Category The Bookshare library is…

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Discover and Rejoice in Great American Poets!

April is National Poetry Month and the perfect time to enjoy great poetic works! That’s why we’re sharing some wonderful poetry titles with Bookshare members today to discover and rejoice in the art of poetry. Inaugurated in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, this celebration of words and verse encourages educators, publishers, librarians, and people of all walks of life to share the love of poetry. In this blog, you’ll read about bestselling modern-day poems. You can peruse all-time favorite collections by great American masters. You’ll find a fun poem and a Pulitzer Prize-winner.  You may even decide to…

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“Bookshare Made a Difference” Contest Winners

Congratulations to all participants in the “Bookshare Made a Difference” Contest. This year, 210 people submitted entries, and over 2,000 people participated in the public voting! All entries were wonderful and very moving; there were some close votes. From your stories, you are all winners! So who are the prize winners? Drum roll please… The Grand Prize goes to Katy Noelani Kingery, the author of the entry, “From Baby Honu to the Ocean!“ The 2nd and 3rd place winners were a tie! Congratulations to Teresa Paporello, the author of the very moving poem, “An Ode to Bookshare” And to Elizabeth (Beth) Heintz…