Open E-Books (OEB) was launched by First Lady Michele Obama in February this year. OEB delivers over $250 million dollars worth of current, high quality titles from major publishers to children and youth from in need families via an app. Adults who serve low-income children may sign up for and distribute access codes to children who qualify.
Open eBooks is an app containing thousands of popular and award-winning titles that are free for children from in-need households. These eBooks can be read without checkouts or holds. Children from in-need families can access these eBooks, which include some of the most popular works of the present and past, using the Open eBooks app and read as many as they like without incurring any costs. The goal of Open eBooks is to encourage a love of reading and serve as a gateway to children reading even more often, whether in school, at libraries, or through other eBook reading apps.