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Follett, Baker and Taylor to Provide Free Access to PreK-12 Resources for Public Library Partners

As more states extend school closures through the remainder of the school year, Follett and Baker & Taylor today announced they are collaborating to provide its public library partners with free access through June 30 to Lightbox and AV2 World Languages, interactive resources that allow students to independently study and learn.

Follett, in partnership with Weigl Publishers, made a free offer in late March to schools worldwide of Lightbox, a PreK-12 interactive ebook platform, and AV2 World Languages, a K-3 ebook program. More than 21,000 schools have signed up for the offer in the first 25 days.

Lightbox uses video, audio, and text to explore content aligned with national and state standards. The more than 1,000 titles cover subjects for PreK-2 students, plus grades 3-6, 6-8, and 9-12. Each of the Lightbox titles features learning reinforced through slideshows, activities, quizzes, vocabulary, and at-home printable worksheets, as well as Google Maps to provide further context.

For visual learners and striving readers, AV2 World Languages is a collection of 1,000 audio ebooks comprised of 100 titles in 10 languages. 

Lightbox and AV2 World Languages can be accessed by educators, parents, and students on all devices; no special setup is required.

Public libraries interested in this free offer should register here. Contact your Baker & Taylor representative about other digital resources to support your library community during this time, or contact the Axis 360 team at

For a complete list of Follett’s at-home eLearning solutions, visit this resource page. To learn more about Baker & Taylor’s public library digital solutions, visit its resource page.