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Beyond the Bookshelf: Embracing Digital Book Access

  • January 24, 2024
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Join us for a learning webinar focused on "Digital Book Access". In this one-hour seminar, we will discuss the importance of incorporating digital books into your 2024 initiatives. Our expert speakers will guide you through integrating digital book access into existing initiatives, as well as developing new, innovative programs.

Key Highlights Include:

  1. Understanding the Value of Digital Books: Uncover the reasons why digital books are an indispensable addition to your literary toolkit.
  2. Incorporation Strategies: Learn practical ways to seamlessly integrate digital book access into current programs, enhancing their reach and impact.
  3. Starting Fresh: Step-by-step guidance on launching a successful digital book program from scratch.
  4. Resource Exploration: Discover where to acquire digital books, including access to free resources, to diversify your literary collection.
  5. Addressing Skepticism: Strategies to effectively respond to those who favor physical books, highlighting the unique advantages of digital formats.
  6. Expanding Book Access: Understanding that access to books is not limited to physical copies but includes the vast world of digital literature.


Aarika Riddle, Aarika is the Executive Director of Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream. Through their Always Reading program, Always Dream provides a digital tablet and digital children's library subscription to 1,500 students (and counting!) across the San Francisco Bay Area and state of Hawai'i. 

Emily Cicchini, Executive Director for BookSpring. BookSpring is the leading Central Texas organization focusing on building literacy skills and the motivation to read through increasing home libraries and reading aloud activities for children.  BookSpring provides a open educational resource digital library in English and Spanish for ages 3-8.

Who Should Attend:

  • Directors and Managers of Book Access Organizations seeking to enhance operational efficiency and outreach.
  • Non-profit Leaders and Administrators aiming to build sustainable funding models.
  • Community Outreach Coordinators looking to forge lasting partnerships.
  • Visionaries and Changemakers passionate about empowering communities through book access.

️Reserve Your Spot Now: Don't miss this chance to be part of a transformative discussion that could redefine your approach to book distribution and literacy enhancement.

This webinar is included for paying members of the National Book Access Association, along with all other Learning Webinars, Conference, and other networking opportunities.  Please join us to secure your seat today.

We can't wait to see you there!

The National Book Access Association is a Sponsored Program of First Book. Founded in Washington, D.C. in 1992, First Book is an award-winning nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to eliminating barriers to learning and inspiring young minds.

Contact us at

National Book Access Association c/o First Book
1319 F St NW, Suite 1000, Washington DC 20004

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