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.
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!
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. Four notes: 1) This is only for iPhones or iPads 2) You may need your location turned on while it verifies 3) It asks you to verify that you are 13 by checking a box 4) This does not give a card to add to SORA. You will enjoy their content on their app.
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.
BookBrowse - Find books, great rec's for book clubs, reviews, literary games and more! Best for teens and adults. Free until the end of May. If prompted for a login, use staysafe.
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.
Time for Kids: K & 1st grade // Time for Kids: Grade 2 // Your $: Grades 3&4 // Your $: Grades 5&6.
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.
Please reach out at email@example.com with any questions about:
passwords (email, google, etc)
eBooks & audiobooks (SORA)
Use the links on the left for additional resources.
Use your school Google log in.
Be sure to add in ANY public library card you have. Log into SORA at soraapp.com. Find menu on right hand side. Select ADD public library. Search up the library system by zipcode (could be Buffalo, could be your Grandma's in Florida!) and enter in the account number ONCE. This will DRAMATICALLY increase your choices for reading & listening.
Mrs. Michele Pava - Librarian
Mrs. Sherri Gerardi - Library Clerk