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  • Sep 14, 2018
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A message from NYSED/DLD: 

Dear Colleagues,

The 2018 Summer Reading at New York Libraries/Libraries Rock! program has wrapped up and students are embarking on a new school year.  But there is still time to get the most out of back to school learning through the New York State Library’s partnership with myON!

FREE access to myON for students across New York State continues until the end of September, so remind your students to continue to take advantage of these digital books offered by myON and the New York State Education Department. Access to myON is available to all NY State children from Pre-K to 12th grade (even those who are homeschooled or in a non-traditional school environment). Students can access myON’s digital library of over 6,000 titles and download books via the myON mobile app until September 30th. Students who have already been using the myON app should be sure to login using WiFi at least once by September 30 so that their reading activity is included in the aggregated data for this summer initiative. As school begins, we also want to make educators aware that an unlimited number of readers can access any myON e-book simultaneously, so an entire class, grade or school can all be reading the same book at the same time.

The State Education Department and the Summer Reading at New York Libraries program are dedicated to helping students avoid the summer slide by keeping them reading and learning through the summer. The myON partnership helps with this mission by giving students easy access to reading materials wherever they may be! For more information on Summer Reading at New York Libraries, please see  http://www.summerreadingnys.org/. For more information on the statewide myON partnership initiative including a video with step-by-step instructions and tips for online and offline reading, please see New York Reads with myON. myON questions may be directed to NYReadswithmyON@renaissance.com

District superintendents recently received a reminder about myON access and weekly usage reports. Commissioner Elia wants to be sure educators are aware of and utilize these free reading resources, so please share this information widely within school districts and remind your teachers, librarians and students that free 24/7 access to more than 6,000 fiction and nonfiction myON e-books will continue through September 30!


Sharon B. Phillips

New York State Library, Division of Library Development

Summer Reading Program Coordinator



When school’s out for summer, head to your local library!