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.

Our imprints include: Capstone Press, Compass Point Books, Picture Window Books, Stone Arch Books, and Heinemann Raintree. We are the creators of the top-ranked emergent reader research solution, PebbleGo, for K-2 researchers, and the exclusive developers of myON, a personalized reading program.

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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?
Our support within the TLA community is tremendous – we get great feedback about our products and what customers need. There really is nothing like it!

Created on Feb 9, 2014 | Last updated January 11, 2016