Israel's First English eBooks Library


AACI–Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel has introduced the first English language eLibrary in Israel. As the oldest and best-known non-profit organization designed to assist English speakers, AACI has grown from a humble ‘helping-hub’ to what is today a member-based organization that addresses nearly every aspect of the absorption experience. Members live in Israel as well as overseas.

The AACI Sharon Woodrow Memorial eLibrary was developed in partnership with the digital innovator Library Ideas’ “Freading” division. It contains 50,000 titles that are suitable for all ages, enabling members of AACI’s eBooks Library to read their chosen books on computers and mobile telecommunication units including iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire and Android devices.

AACI’s Executive Director David London expressed thanks to the family of the late Sharon Woodrow and, in particular, her sister Diane Romm who approached AACI with the idea. She shared that when Sharon moved to Haifa from her native New York in 1990 with her husband Paul Glaser, she was dismayed by the dearth of quality English language literature. Consequently, she kick-started several book clubs and book exchange groups. After Sharon Woodrow passed away in 2014, Diane contacted Library Ideas, amassed the information and found a willing partner in AACI.

Membership fees for AACI are reasonable and accessing the eLibrary is simple. For further information about both the organization and the library, go to


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