Following the announcement this week that Scholastic will be donating one million books to schools and libraries whose collections were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, Scholastic’s digital reading platform Storia will be making a similarly large donation, this time to encourage a love of reading at the holidays.
In conjunction with The UPS Store and Toys for Tots, Storia will give away an ebook to a child in need for every ebook parents purchase for their children between now and December 31st. This program is a part of Scholastic’s initiative, Read Every Day, Lead a Better Life. Additionally, the literacy drive this year will aim to reach children who lost their homes to Hurricane Sandy.
“Regardless of whether kids read digitally or in print, we want ALL children to have the opportunity to read every day and to read books they love,” said Francie Alexander, Chief Academic Officer at Scholastic, in a press release. “This holiday, together with The UPS Store and Toys for Tots, we can encourage families and communities to join in giving the gift of reading to their children and to children in need.”
The Storia platform is available as a freely downloadable app for iPad and Android tablets, as well as desktop and laptop computers.