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DPS Celebrates the Two Millionth e-Book Check Out

May. 2, 2022
 
Three librarians standing with a student
From left to right in the attached photo is Isabella Bird Librarian Andrea Rothstein, Fifth Grader Rylie Walsh, Fifth Grade Teacher Jen Courtney-Keyse, and DPS Supervisor of Collection Development Suzi Tonini.

DENVER – The Library Services team for Denver Public Schools is proud to announce that the two millionth e-book title was checked out this school year. The book was checked out by Isabella Bird Community School student Rylie Walsh via the Sora e-reader app on April 27, 2022.

As part of the DPS Library Services suite of resources since 2017, Sora is a digital library of e-books and audiobooks available year-round to all DPS students and staff. With more than 41,000 unique titles and 200,000 copies, the DPS Sora library is one of the nation’s largest digital collections managed by a school district. Titles are selected by the central team of district librarians to align with curriculum and reflect students’ languages, identities, and interests.

The two millionth check out happened on a typical active-use day in DPS, when approximately 3,500 new titles were checked out. In addition to thousands of print books checked out from individual school libraries, DPS students borrow an average of 60,000 digital titles per month.

“The Sora digital library demonstrates our district’s commitment to equity by ensuring all of our students have year-round access to a robust and inclusive library collection,” said DPS Supervisor of Collection Development Suzi Tonini. “It is a source of deep pride for our Library Services team.”

For being the student who downloaded the two millionth book, Rylie received a Sora sweatshirt, books and Dairy Queen gift card. For more information about the Sora digital library or the DPS Summer of Sora reading program beginning June 6, please contact DPS Library Services at libraryhelpdesk@dpsk12.org.