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?
Capstone’s mission is to become the number one choice of educators for content, tools and services to support literacy and learning. 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.

Helping children develop a love of reading and learning, no matter their ability, is at the heart of what we do at Capstone. We recognize that children learn in different ways and try to meet them where they are with our products and services. Capstone’s content comes in a variety of print and digital formats including: board books, picture books, nonfiction, graphic novels, interactive eBooks, audio, and databases.

Capstone is the force behind PebbleGo, PebbleGo Next, and Capstone Interactive eBooks. Our imprints make is easy for educators to find just the right print book for every reader. They include Picture Window Books, Pebble, Cantata Learning, Capstone Press, Stone Arch Books, Compass Point and Capstone Editions.

What trends do you see in the library market?
Inclusivity: Capstone is passionate about equity and diversity in children’s books and children’s publishing for the benefit of all kids. Emerging technologies: We get really excited exploring how evolving technologies can help with collaboration, communication, and equitable access. Communities: Capstone invests in strengthening our communities by supporting literacy programs, expanding educational opportunities, caring for our people and environment, and creating partnerships with organizations who share in these ideals.

What motivates you to be a member of TLA?
The passion TLA has for literacy and education inspires and motivates us at Capstone. We love connecting with Texas librarians and joining forces to bring the best resources to help our children learn and grow.

Created on Feb 9, 2014 | Last updated August 21, 2018