AACI Launches Israel’s First English-Language eLibrary
Jerusalem, Israel—The Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel is proud to share with you the AACI Sharon Woodrow Memorial eBook Library, the first English-language virtual library in Israel and one of the first e-book libraries in any language in the country. Open to members of the organization, the library, a service of Freading from Library Ideas (http://www.libraryideas.com), contains 50,000 titles for all ages from more than 1,000 trade publishers. Patrons of the library will be able to read the books they choose on computers and mobile devices with Freading’s iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire and Android apps.
Josie Arbel, Director of Absorption Services for AACI, noted that, “The eBook Library complements AACI’s extensive print libraries around the country and our Library for the Visually Impaired serving English speakers around Israel. This new resource will expand the offerings available and extends our ability to offer English-language reading material to all of our members throughout the country in a way that leverages the technological capabilities of the twenty-first century.”
Brian Downing, President of Library Ideas, is excited about this foray into the Israeli market. “We are delighted to provide English-speaking Israelis with the opportunity to read outstanding fiction and non-fiction,” he said. “We are proud to be part of this groundbreaking effort in the Middle East.”
David London, executive director of AACI, expressed thanks to the family of the late Sharon Woodrow, particularly her sister, Diane Romm, who approached the organization with the idea of the e-book library. A native of New York and an avid reader, Sharon married Paul Glaser and moved with him to Haifa in 1990, where she passed away in 2014.
About AACI
One of the largest immigrant associations in Israel, AACI is a non-profit organization established in 1951 to help North American immigrants acclimate to Israeli society, and today serves the entire English speaking community in Israel with a wide variety of services and programs. 
About Library Ideas
Based in Fairfax, Virginia, the mission of Library Ideas is to provide innovative and turnkey digital solutions to libraries around the world. Founded in 2008, the company has a presence in over 5,000 libraries. In 2011, it was named one of the top 100 companies in the digital content industry.
How to access free books
To get started you will need a digital reader - such as Adobe Digital Editions 4.0.
Then use your AACI membership number to login to the AACI Freading Ebooks Library at URL: http://aaci.freading.com/index
If you can’t find your AACI membership number, email Susan at membership@aaci.org.il.
Free tutoring to learn to use the AACI elibrary, with Rochelle Gilbert (www.never2late.co.il)
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