Distance Learning Solutions

As we all work together to get through these unprecedented times, Gumdrop Books is working diligently with our partners to help provide resources for students, teachers, and librarians.  This page will be updated frequently to provide you up-to-date information and offerings that will assist with educational needs during these times.  From online Professional Development sessions to eBooks and online classroom materials, we are here to help!  For updates, please visit this page frequently or follow us on any of our social media pages!

Gumdrop Books and Weigl Publishers have teamed up to provide educators, parents, and students an online resource to help support home-based schooling during these challenging times.  We’re proud to announce that Lightbox, an interactive and curriculum-correlated e-platform, is available for the K - 12 grade levels at no cost, now through July 31, 2020!  Subscribe here to receive this free, limited time offer and for more information.


Gumdrop Books’ sister company, Mitinet Library Services, have teamed up to provide librarians and catalogers a free limited-time offer to BestMARC Global for new subscribers during these challenging times.  For 30 years now, Mitinet works with libraries and catalogers worldwide, to help solve MARC record, cataloging, and metadata issues.  Their tools and services allow their customers to maintain high quality standards and assist with even the most diverse cataloging needs of today.  Their award-winning cloud-based software, BestMARC, in essence, provides you a virtual cataloging team and the tools to automate your cataloging needs.  Mitinet is providing this subscription, at no cost, now through July 31, 2020!  Subscribe here to receive this free, limited time offer or visit their website for more information.  Be sure to use promo code GUMDROP when registering.

Free Distance Learning eBook Bundles Big Timber Media, one of Gumdrop Books’ publishing partners, is offering free access to a variety of web-hosted eBooks through June 30, 2020.  Since 2009, Big Timber Media has supported educational and community needs by providing eBooks and digital resources to schools and libraries throughout the U.S., Canada and around the world.  Today, Big Timber Media hosts over 10,000 eBooks on their platform from many of the top publishing partners in the industry today. No registration is required for this free offer and can be accessed by students, parents, educators, and public libraries by simply visiting this link.

Alexandria 7 cloud-hosted solution focuses on equitable access for your library patrons. Without the need for apps, your patrons can quickly access your library resources allowing for learning to take place on any device, anytime, and anywhere.  We partner with some of the best eBook vendors providing you a true one size fits me model.  Now through the end of May, we are offering our eBook integration package which is inclusive of MackinVIA, Overdrive, Baker and Tayler, Capstone, and Perm-a-eHub for free.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to spread around the world, adults and children continue to try to understand the virus and how to stay safe.  “Be a Virus Warrior”, a brand new title published by PowerKids Press, focuses on facts and essential information, in a relatable way, to help children become a virus warrior.  Information on social distancing and personal hygiene, along with facts about coronavirus, makes this a perfect guide to keeping safe at a level that can be easily understood by all.  To learn more about “Be a Virus Warrior” or purchase the paperback or an eBook, click here.

Gumdrop Books and Teacher Created Materials (TCM) have teamed up to provide you free downloadable activities through April 30, 2020, from the “Big Book of Holidays and Cultural Celebrations” lessons! From Easter to Independence Day, these PDF’s provide fun and educational activities that focus on upcoming holidays and cultural celebrations, while at home during these times of uncertainty.  Your children and students, from Kindergarten to 5th grade, are sure to have fun, while still learning about holidays! Access these free downloadable PDF’s here.

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