May 28, 2022

Penguin Random House is Extending Their Special Discounted Digital Book Library Program to March 31, 2020

From Penguin Random House:

The escalating Covid-19 breakout continues to put pressures on School and Public Libraries. As new closures rise and the increased adoption of either hybrid-learning environments of School and Home or full at-home learning, availability of e-materials from school or public libraries is vital. To further encourage and foster book reading and acknowledging that this health crisis remains, Penguin Random House is extending their program to March 31, 2021 – marking a full year since first
launched mid-March, 2020. The program offers new purchasing models which our distribution partners may offer.

“Penguin Random House’s continued strong commitment to Public and School Libraries remains unchanged. This time of uncertainty and crisis makes books more essential than ever. We want to continue to have books more accessible for educators and librarians to put into the hands of students and patrons everywhere,” said Skip Dye, Senior Vice President, Library Sales & Digital Strategy, Penguin Random House.

All Penguin Random House and DK adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction titles are part of this extension.

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