Tom Ahern

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Tom Ahern - Capstone
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  Tom Ahern
  CEO, Capstone, North Mankato, MN


What services & products
does your company provide?
Helping children develop a love of reading and learning, no matter what their ability level, is at the heart of what we do at Capstone. Our passion for creating inspired learning has made us the most trusted publisher of children’s books and digital solutions for libraries, classrooms, and consumers for 25 years. Our goal is to help librarians meet the needs of every reader by igniting imaginations and building a foundation of literacy and critical thinking skills to last a lifetime.

We recognize today’s learners and educators are unbound from traditional format, which is why Capstone’s content comes in a variety of print and digital formats including: board books, picture books, interactive eBooks, apps, audio, and databases. Whether print, online, or new, yet-to-be-discovered formats, Capstone provides content kids love and educators trust.

Capstone is the force behind PebbleGo, PebbleGo Next, and Capstone Interactive eBooks. Our print publishing proudly includes: Capstone Press, Compass Point Books, Picture Window Books, Stone Arch Books, and Heinemann Raintree.

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What trends do you see in the library market?
Passion! School libraries are the heart and soul of education. But we also know the challenges you face, whether it be tight funding, the evolution of, technology, or new curriculum challenges, you tackle each challenge head-on.

What motivates you to be a member of TLA?
There’s nothing like TLA. TLA members have such enthusiasm for their work and dedication to their students and they aren’t shy about sharing what they need from Capstone. We always learn more about how to make Capstone better and come away inspired to do good work. We love being a part of helping Texan librarians make a difference for kids!

Created on Feb 9, 2014 | Last updated March 08, 2018