Welcome New Students & Welcome BACK to others!
Mrs. Michele Pava - Librarian
Mrs. Sherri Gerardi - Library Clerk
Please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about:
Passwords (email, google, etc)
eBooks & audiobooks (SORA)
Ordering PRINT library books
Also - Use the links on the left for additional resources.
Reading (and listening to books) Remotely!
Use these resources to access thousands of eBooks and Audiobooks while school is not in session. See below for resources for EVERY age, for fun and for school.
Not sure what to read next? Fill out this short form & we can recommend some titles!
SORA - Log in with your West Seneca google account. Borrow eBooks and audiobooks immediately! East Senior students will see every book the district owns, K-12.
SORA instructional video - New to SORA? Watch this 4min 20 sec video for all the important things to know to get started. Includes how to add public library resources. The public library card does NOT need to match the student name.
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library eBooks - Anyone 13+ can apply for an E-card to access books, music, and more. Materials for every age! Use this to expand your books in SORA by thousands!
Brooklyn Public Library eCard - Free to any NYS resident. This can be added to your SORA account for thousands of additional choices.
SimplyE app - New York Public library offered over 300,000 eBook and audiobook choices on their own app. Any NYS resident can apply. Download the app and work through the short steps. NOW FOR BOTH ANDROID and APPLE! Be sure to watch their short video on how to access the complete collection for the New York Public Library. Under the 3 lines on the left, go to SimplyE collection, then the PLUS sign, select New York Public and fill out the information. Then, you can take the 14 digit # they provide and feed it back into SORA for one-stop searching of West Seneca, Buffalo Public Library, and New York Public! Or, stay in their app and enjoy there.
Other ways to read/listen to books & articles:
Audible - A generous selection of FREE audiobooks for adults, teens, tweens, and younger readers, all high quality and some featuring professional actors such as Meryl Streep reading Charlotte's Web. Multiple language options as well.
Kids Discover - Non-fiction science, social studies, and ELA resources for ages 6-14. Click "log in" and enter ERIE1TRIAL for both username and password.
Unite for Literacy- Many picture books here. Click "english" to have it read to you. Spanish, French, and several other languages also available. Best for younger readers.
Looking for resources to learn more about the current protests?
Check these out:
Talking to students about Racism & Violence resources (K-12, adult)
A wide variety of links, videos, and resources to prompt discussions (middle school and up)
See the link on the left for MORE!