Follett in the News

Follett Online Book Fairs a Convenient Option to Keep Kids Reading

Aug 31, 2020  |  eSchool News
Whether the 2020-21 school year is starting in the classroom or remotely, Follett is ensuring elementary and middle school students won’t be missing out on one of their favorite back-to-school traditions: the book fair.

Supporting School Librarians Through Covid-19 and Beyond

Aug 14, 2020  |  Publishers Weekly
As the start of school approaches (or is already here in some states), the Covid-19 crisis rages on, leaving many educators around the country very concerned about health and safety issues regarding if or when they and their students will return to the classroom or library.

United Way of Greater McHenry County honors Follett School Solutions with Trailblazer Award

Aug 7, 2020  |  Chicago Daily Herald
The United Way of Greater McHenry County has presented its 2019-20 Trailblazer Award to Follett School Solutions in McHenry.

Pandemic Reading: Follett Reveals the Top Ebook and Audiobook Checkouts at End of School Year

Aug 3, 2020  |  School Library Journal
Follett Students’ Choice ranks the top ebook and audiobook titles checked out by reading level (Grades K-3, Grades 3-6, Grades 5-8, Young Adult) as determined by information gathered by Destiny Library Manager, a Follett service used by more than 60,000 schools.

Follett Book eFairs and Nonprofits Team Up for Summer Reading

Jul 27, 2020  |  Publishers Weekly
In an effort to assist families facing such hurdles, Follett and two nonprofit early literacy organizations—Page Ahead in Seattle and Start Reading Now in Minneapolis—worked together to ensure that kids from low-income families received books to read over the summer break. As a result, Follett shipped nearly 80,000 books combined to the two groups.

Follett named to Educational Book and Media Association's Board of Directors

Jul 24, 2020  |  Northwest Herald
Britten Follett, a fifth-generation family member of Follett School Solutions in McHenry, has been named to the Educational Book and Media Association's Board of Directors, according to a news release.

What happens when there is no ‘e’ in eLearning? by Britten Follett

Jun 17, 2020  |  eSchool News
Leveraging the power of print is key to expanding educational opportunities—especially when eLearning isn't always possible.

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Jun 11, 2020  |  EdTech Digest
As school districts across the country closed their doors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the race was on to find ways to connect teachers and students with as little disruption to learning as possible.

Pandemic Progress Report: Publishers share lessons from their distance learning efforts

Jun 5, 2020  |  Publishers Weekly
For the past couple of months, as the world has grappled with stay-at-home orders and self-isolation in light of the Covid-19 crisis, PW has been reporting on the many ways that publishers and education companies are providing resources for educators, students, and families doing schoolwork at home.

Equity and the Role of Print: Where do physical books fit into Covid-era distance learning?

Jun 5, 2020  |  Publishers Weekly
While much of the picture regarding the performance of publishers’ digital resources during the pandemic is rosy, Britten Follett, executive v-p of Follett School Solutions, points out that making the pivot to distance learning has not been seamless, largely due to longstanding equity issues across the country.

Pandemic Best Practices: School librarians weigh in on what works and what may lie ahead

Jun 5, 2020  |  Publishers Weekly
The sudden closure of schools across the country in mid-March and the resulting pivot to distance learning has meant that the role of school librarian has shifted into a whole new gear.

Why school districts aren’t asking for all of their laptops back

May 29, 2020  |  District Administration
The annual tracking of laptops and other ed-tech assets has been disrupted this year as district leaders try to ensure students can continue online learning with adequate instructional technology this summer and beyond.

McHenry Diaper Drive draws large response

May 23, 2020  |  Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Nearly 65,000 free diapers were distributed Tuesday, May 19, to community members in need at a drive-through event held at Follett School Solutions' offices, 1340 Ridgeview Drive in McHenry. The event was sponsored by United Way of Greater McHenry County, Follett, and The Diaper Bank of Northern Illinois.

School librarians facilitate meaningful learning despite massive school closures

May 7, 2020  |  eSchool News
School buildings may have closed as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the country, but teaching and learning didn’t stop—they just moved in new directions.

Roadrunner Pantry welcomes donations during critical time

May 4, 2020  |  UTSA Today
The Roadrunner Pantry has received multiple donations of food from local Follett Higher Education Group bookstores. The combined donations total 3,595 pounds of food.

2020 Library Systems Report: Fresh opportunities amid consolidation

May 1, 2020  |  American Libraries Magazine
The library technology industry took some significant turns in 2019.

Mineola High School wins Follett Challenge

Apr 30, 2020  |  Newsday
Mineola High School is the grand-prize winner of a national contest that asked participants to describe how they are preparing students for the 21st century.

What Are Kids Reading Now? Follett Reveals the Top Ebook and Audiobook Checkouts.

Apr 29, 2020  |  School Library Journal
With schools shuttered due to the pandemic, are kids still reading? They are, according to data from Follett.

EWC Announces Transformative New Partnership With Follett Higher Education Group

Apr 27, 2020  |  Edward Waters College
Earlier this month Edward Waters College (EWC) and Follett Higher Education Group (Follett) finalized an innovative and progressive new partnership aimed at reducing overall student costs while also significantly enhancing student access to relevant technology necessary to promote optimum student academic performance and support overall student success.

Mineola School Wins Grand Prize In Follett Challenge

Apr 17, 2020  |
Mineola High School was named the grand prizewinner in the 2020 Follett Challenge for changing the traditional methods of teaching and learning.

Leading eLearning: A Future Ready Library opportunity — by Britten Follett

Apr 15, 2020  |  eSchool News
Librarians are leading learning across the nation, in districts that have moved instruction and resources online in the wake of a global pandemic.

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

Apr 15, 2020  |  Tech & Learning
Follett and Baker & Taylor are collaborating to provide its public library partners with free access through June 30 to Lightbox and AV2 World Languages.

With School Closures, Book Fairs Go Online

Apr 15, 2020  |  Publishers Weekly
Follett School Solutions offers virtual eFairs as a way to get books into the hands of students and as an option for live Book Fairs.

Learning at Home in the Age of Covid-19

Apr 10, 2020  |  Publishers Weekly
While schools are closed nationwide due to the pandemic, educational companies like Follett and publishers are rushing to offer digital resources for educators and families.