Posted: Thu, 02/13/2014 - 2:37pm Updated: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 9:33am

December 2016 Announcement Regarding myON Digital Books
Hoosier Family of Readers is thrilled to announce that, as of 12/31/16, we have distributed 1,831,921 books to Indiana students through our partnerships with myON Books and First Book. What a tremendous accomplishment! Thanks so much to all the teachers, administrators, families, libraries, after-school and other non-profit organizations around the state who have integrated our Bicentennial Reading Challenges into their daily curriculum and activities. Our goal was to reach 2 million books distributed, and you have all exceeded our wildest expectations!
Our contract with myON will end on Feb. 8, 2017. Until then, teachers, students, families, and community organizations will continue to have access to over 5000 digital books with the same login they have been using all year. Congratulations, Hoosiers, for helping us give the gift of literacy to Indiana in celebration of its 200th birthday!

Hoosier Family of Readers has Made it Happen!

To celebrate Indiana’s 2016 Bicentennial, IDOE has issued a Bicentennial Book Challenge. Students from across Indiana are encouraged to work together to read with their classes and help the Department of Education distribute at least 2,000,000 books before December 31, 2016.

There are three easy ways that teachers, families and community organizations can be involved in the challenge:

  1. Access thousands of free online books using myON’s digital library.
  2. Register for First Book for access to low cost and free books. In addition to getting free and low-cost books for your school, each time we get 2,000 registrations the Hoosier Family of Readers program will get a truckload of books to distribute!
We are hoping that you are participating in the Teacher Classroom Challenge. When your class has reached the goal of reading 200 books, be sure to take a class photo, submit it, and it will be displayed for all to see.




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