Open Ebooks, a new initiative aimed at bringing e-books to low income children across the U.S., has launched its e-reader app.
The app brings thousands of e-books to children in need for free from the big five publishers, among others. Librarians and educators serving children in need can access these books and put them into the hands of readers directly. Follow this link for more details.
The project comes out of a partnership between Digital Public Library of America, The New York Public Library, and First Book, with support from Baker & Taylor and funding from Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the White House ConnectED Initiative.
First Lady Michelle Obama promoted the initiative with a video on YouTube. Watch it after the jump.