Turning ‘screen time’ into a positive in the far North with an online library app

Sahtu educational council counters geographical challenges through digital library services

The Sahtu region of Canada’s Northwest Territories faces a unique challenge. For a remote region encompassing five towns and a total population of roughly 2,450, how do you get books to your students that don’t cost an arm and a leg?

Enter the OverDrive app, a digital e-book service that works with libraries, schools, and publishers—and is set to solve geographical barriers to access for the Sahtu Divisional Education Council.

“With OverDrive, we’re able to purchase digital copies of books that are available for students to sign out immediately,” says Wanda Quigg, school programs consultant for the education council.

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