Mackin Partners with Smartbook Media, Inc. and AV2 to Offer Free Lightbox Subscription to All Schools Aiding Distance Learning Initiatives

Mackin and Smartbook Media, Inc. partner to offer their digital interactive curriculum platform, Lightbox Subscription, to schools, free of charge, to assist in distance learning initiatives amid COVID-19 health crisis.

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – April 8, 2020Mackin has partnered with Smartbook Media Inc. and AV2 to offer Lightbox Subscription, a PK-12 digital interactive eBook platform, free to all schools, until August 1, 2020, to support the overwhelming need for quality content for distance learning programs.

Lightbox Subscription is a student-centered learning experience that can be accessed on any device. Each unique digital title is complete with fully integrated multimedia features such as embedded videos, slideshows, curated weblinks, contextual keyword definitions, and high-quality narration. Lightbox Subscription offers virtual location visits through Google Map integration and students can also access quizzes and at-home printable worksheets through Lightbox.

Addressing striving readers and visual learners alike, AV2 World Languages is a collection of 1,000 audio eBooks featuring 100 titles in 10 different languages. The platform creates an immersive language learning experience that fills a void and supports content related to diversity and multiculturalism. Also offered is EyeDiscover, an exciting fusion of print, video, and audio, designed to engage children at the K-2 levels in a fresh new way. Each optic read-along in this collection pairs the tactile experience of a printed book with interactive online content that truly brings each page to life.

Created by AV2, a leader in quality supplementary materials for the school and library markets, this robust resource is perfect for any school that has transitioned to distance learning. Lightbox Subscription is an impressive learning tool that allows teachers to provide lessons in multiple subjects in an engaging, and entertaining interactive environment.

For more information about Lightbox Subscription, or to learn more about Mackin’s Distance Learning Essentials, please visit or email customerservice@mackin, contact your local sales consultant, or call 800-245-9540.

About Mackin
For more than 35 years, Mackin has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Known for their substantial catalog that boasts more than 18,000 publishers with over 3 million print books, Mackin’s ever-growing digital catalog now includes more than 2 million digital titles and products including eBooks, databases, read-alongs, audiobooks, and video resources. Winner of multiple awards, including 2019 Product of the Year, customers can access all their digital resources through their free, digital management system, MackinVIA. For more information, visit or call 800-245-9540.

For more information, please contact:
Troy Mikell
Director, Marketing & Communications
(800) 245-9540