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Free Online Summer Reading!

Summer Reading at NY Libraries


Explore ‘A Universe of Stories’ with the myON Digital Library

As part of Summer Reading at New York Libraries, the State Education Department and myON®, by Renaissance®, are partnering to bring thousands of enhanced digital books to children from
birth through 12th grade and their families all around the state!


When: May 1 through September 30, 2019


What’s Available

• Unlimited, 24/7 access to the Renaissance myON® digital library, which includes more than 6,000 authentic fiction and nonfiction texts covering a broad range of themes and topics.

• Flexible supports—professionally recorded audio, text highlighting, an embedded dictionary,
and a zoom feature to support independent reading.

• Resources and tips to support meaningful summer reading experiences.

The myON digital library and its special features can be accessed online from any web-enabled device. Up to 20 books at a time can be downloaded to read offline whenever WiFi isn’t available.


Sample of Books Available in Summer Reading Program


Login to Summer Digital Reading Program

How children and families will log in to read

Access to the myON digital library for this summer reading opportunity will be available through a special shared account with one statewide login.

Students who have personalized Renaissance myON® Reader accounts should continue using their own logins to access the myON digital library and continue reading during the summer.

Login information and resources will be shared with schools and libraries with the assistance of New York State’s public library systems and school library systems.



Great summer resources at local public and school libraries!
Visiting the local public or school library can help families find additional resources to inspire their children to read, learn, and explore—books, e-books, audio-books, games, and movies—as well as fun, educational programs and activities.
Encourage children and families to explore “A Universe of Stories” through a variety of learning experiences this summer!


Looking for more information on SUMMER READING AT NEW YORK LIBRARIES?

Visit our website:
Contact: Sharon Phillips
Summer Reading at New York Libraries Program Manager
New York State Library, Division of Library Development
Email: Phone: 518-486-4863


Summer Reading at New York Libraries is a program of the Office of Cultural Education in the New York State Education Department and is funded through the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, with funds awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Resources include login bookmarks in
English and Spanish to download and print,
along with instructions for offline reading
using free mobile apps.