Penguin Random House Open License Online Story Time and Classroom Read-Aloud Videos and Live Events

By Luis Diaz | March 19 2020 | General

In these uncertain and unsettling times, many of you are wondering how we can collectively continue to share our books and stories with students and readers everywhere. As a company, we are heartened by the role that books and reading can play to help connect us when we are physically apart. As you may know, our teams at Penguin Random House have been working quickly to enable virtual learning environments and livestreamed story times for educators, librarians, and booksellers, as well as our authors and illustrators. Today, we are pleased to share our plans for the open license we designed as an immediate measure to directly connect our books with students and readers while protecting the long term value of our authors’ and illustrators’ intellectual property. You’ll find all the details here.

If your librarian would like to speak with one of our ebook providers, please reach out to : EBSCO, OverDrive, Baker & Taylor – Axis360, Follett, or Bibliotheca.

Thank you for your shared commitment to storytelling and reading, and to our collective belief in the power of books to connect us—especially during times like these.