06/27/2013 (press release: ronmaas) // Great Neck, New York, USA // Ron Maas

StarWalk Kids Media, the eBook publishing startup co-founded by children’s science author Seymour Simon and Liz Nealon, the former Creative Director of Sesame Street, have reached an agreement to make single eBook titles from their award-winning collection available to libraries through 3M’s Cloud Library Service.

“From their ground-breaking pilots at New York Public and Brooklyn Public Libraries to the new Publisher Portal announced at BEA, 3M has brought new energy and innovation to the children eBooks library market.” said StarWalk Publisher Liz Nealon. “We are very excited to offer our award-winning titles children’s titles to 3M Cloud Library users everywhere.”

“While we will continue to focus on offering our subscription-based steaming platform for schools and libraries” Nealon said, “we know that many libraries are focusing on 3M Cloud Library as their vendor of choice, and as always, we want to support efforts to encourage children reading online in whatever way works best for them.”

About StarWalk Kids Media

Founded in 2012, StarWalk Kids Media is the eBook division of Seymour Science, LLC. Designed specifically for educators to use with students in classrooms and libraries, the StarWalk Kids Media Digital Collection of titles from award-winning authors and illustrators provides a new, affordable, and flexible platform for educators to help reach digital kids with engaging and reliable eBooks that promote inquiry and reinforce learning.

StarWalk Kids Media founder Seymour Simon was dubbed “the Dean of the [children’s science book] field” by The New York Times. Simon has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature.

Co-founder Liz Nealon led the creative development of the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning SesameStreet.org, and is the Managing Editor of SeymourSimon.com, which has been designated one of ALA’s “Great Websites for Kids,” and is a Webby Honoree. Nealon was also the creator and Executive Producer of the landmark PBS children’s literacy series Ghostwriter.

To learn more, visit www.StarWalkKids.com.

About 3M Library Systems

The global leader in library innovation for more than 40 years, 3M is committed to helping libraries connect with the diverse and rapidly evolving communities they serve. 3M’s eBook lending, security, and productivity solutions give librarians the flexibility to spend more time doing what they do best – helping people. Visit www.3M.com/us/library and follow us on Twitter (@3MLibrary) and Facebook.

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