Though your doors may be closed, we know you never stop helping your patrons. We are here to make things a little easier for you in these uncertain times, with a large number of digital resources for you to share with your patrons. From book club brochures to videos for storytime, we hope these resources can be a lifeline for you and your patrons.

You can also communicate with us virtually! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter where we will continue to share news about the hottest upcoming books and additional resources. Our YouTube page has a number of author videos while our website is another great place to discover new titles and continue your readers’ advisory.

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Resources for Building Your Digital Collection


Penguin Random House is discounting the prices of the eBook and audiobook titles sold through wholesalers to public libraries and schools. This discounting begins immediately and will be in effect for a 90-day period. Additionally, we are expanding our terms of sale to include alternative models including pay-per-circ. Please check with your preferred wholesaler for details.

Remember, librarians can also access eGalleys for free using Edelweiss and NetGalley.

Resources for Continuing Readers’ Advisory


As we all navigate this time of uncertainty, we hope you can lean on us and our resources to help you to continue your readers’ advisory work. Here are some wonderful ways to keep yourself informed:

Digital Samplers: We have a number of digital excerpt samplers that you can dip into to discover debut authors and new titles from your favorite authors.

Audiobooks: Download Penguin Random House Audio’s Volumes app to hear the latest in audiobooks and bookish podcasts! Plus, librarians are eligible to receive reviewer access to a limited amount of free select audiobooks each month. Click here to request access.

Podcasts: There are a number of great bookish podcasts out there. Our favorites include Penguin Random House Audio’s This Is The Author, OverDrive’s Professional Book Nerds, and Read It Forward’s The Adaptables, and here is a list of 13 must-hear librarian podcasts.

Resources for Virtual Book Groups


Take your book clubs online with our helpful digital resources for reading groups! Access our Book Club Brochures and Book Club Kits for title selections for all types of book clubs, discussion questions, author Q&As, themed recipes, and more. You can also join First Look Book Club, a daily newsletter featuring excerpts from the hottest new titles.

Temporary Open License for Online Story Time and Classroom Read-Aloud Videos and Live Events


Penguin Random House is permitting librarians to create and share story time and read-aloud videos and live events using our titles, in accordance with specific guidelines.

Click to Learn More About the Temporary Open Access Permission that Penguin Random House is Extending to Librarians.

More Resources for Parents and Caregivers


You can also help patrons entertain and educate young readers with resources from Brightly, an online platform that provides passionate with tools parents, educators, and caregivers need—such as tips and advicebook recommendationsBrightly Storytime, which features read-aloud and flip along videos, and more—to keep kids connected to books through every age & stage of life.

Get your kids into the kitchen with America’s Test Kitchen’s weekly resources to help kids learn in the kitchen—and make something delicious along the way.

Join Our #Read20in20 Reading Challenge to Read More and Stay Connected!


The Borrow.Read.Repeat. #Read20in20 Reading Challenge is designed to encourage readers of all stripes—the occasional reader who wants to read 20 books by the end of the year, the voracious reader who wants to read 20 books a month, the reader who wants to explore new genres, and the reader who wants to finally tackle the classics. Let us help you usher in a new decade of reading!

Click for More Information About our #Read20in20 Reading Challenge.

Check Out Our Themed Reading Challenges.

Click and sign up to hear more about our Reading Challenges.

Stay connected with the reading community and join the #Read20in20 Facebook Group to chat with other readers about the challenges, the books, and to track your progress.

Digital Resources for Libraries

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